The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

 

Website: http://www.acj.org.uk/
Location: UK
Members: 67
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Founded as a membership association in 1997 and registered as a Limited Company in 2006, it recognises a need to foster discussion, debate and critical review and interaction amongst its members. To this end we organise conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and an annual general meeting for our members. Our regular newsletter, findings, features reviews, information, comment, book offers and discounts and is of benefit to both our members and the wider public. We also produce a monthly e-bulletin featuring news and opportunities.

We welcome as members practising jewellers, associated designers and crafts people, educators, students, gallery owners and retailers, museum curators, critics and collectors - indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery 
PO Box 37807 London SE23 1XJ United Kingdom 
Telephone: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4201 
Fax: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4452 
Email: enquiries@acj.org.uk

 

WHAT WE DO

• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

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Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk. or comment here!New Writers: Findings is a valuable hub for knowledge sharing within the ACJ. Articles about events, projects, technical innovations, ideas, issues, internships, seminars, collaborations, new work, national and international. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Jewellery Being Worn: One of my policies for Findings is to picture jewellery being worn, and where possible not just on pretty young female models! If you see a great image of contemporary jewellery being worn, bring it to my attention. It may spark something. Contact: info@poppyporter.co.uk.Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2017 at 4:27pm

 It takes a careful blend of science, craft and compassion to make a prosthetic eye
https://aeon.co/videos/it-takes-a-careful-blend-of-science-craft-an...

The exposed surface of the human eye is extraordinarily complex and frequently the crux of social interactions, which makes crafting a prosthesis an intricate and delicate task. Few people know this better than David Carpenter, an ocularist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and part of a team responsible for making some 1,400 artificial eyes a year. In this short documentary from the UK filmmaker Barry J Gibb, Carpenter takes us through his process step by step, from measurements to the final polish. The resulting video is not for the squeamish: a fascinating mix of craftsmanship, artistry and human biology.

Director: Barry J Gibb

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2017 at 4:23pm

98 works of exciting and innovative studio jewellery in our I AM HERE exhibition, opening in London next week.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/i-am-here?utm_source=Mas...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2017 at 4:18pm

Added Summer Class!
New Inlay Techniques in PMC and Polymer
August 18-21
 
Hi All,

The New Inlay Techniques class that I just taught was so popular and had such a long wait list, that I'm adding a second session August 18-21 at my home studio in Central Vermont.  There are only 2 seats remaining!   
 

 The class description and registration details are on my website under "schedule".
http://www.celiefago.com/new-inlay-techniques-combin-2.html

If you're interested in grabbing one of the last spaces for this dynamic class, please email me and I will hold the space for you.
 
 
I hope to see you!
Warmly,
Celie
 

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2017 at 4:15pm

http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/why-exhibit/

designjunction acts as a platform for brands to do business with an audience of 27,000 design professionals and consumers who attend to discover new trends, meet new brands and buy new products.

The show takes place during the annual London Design Festival and features more than 200 leading global design brands across dedicated trade and retail areas.

Applications for trade stands, pop-up shops and feature areas are now open.

    Benefit from a highly publicised PR and marketing campaign – 93 media and affiliate partnerships with a combined reach of 16,000,000 readers
    Get additional promotion in the designjunction newsletters sent to an industry database of 120,000+ unique subscribers
    Increase your social media reach with news stories syndicated through the designjunction platforms: Twitter: 45k+ followers, Facebook: 14k+ likes and Instagram: 116k+ followers

For more information about exhibiting please contact our sales team:

Zoe Simpson
Cubitt House and The Crossing
zoe@thedesignjunction.co.uk

Toria Brook-Hill
The Canopy
toria@thedesignjunction.co.uk


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2017 at 4:15pm

From traditional ceramics to cutting-edge 3D printing technology, designjunction is a leading platform for innovative product design.

Continuing our #wheredesignmeets campaign we are excited to explore #materials as our topic for July.

We’ll be talking about materials that appeal, inspire and intrigue. Join the conversation by sharing textures which catch your eye, objects made from your favourite material, or processes and innovations which excite you. Let us know using #wheredesignmeets and #materials.

The best entries for each topic will be highlighted across the designjunction social media channels and on the designjunction blog, plus we have an Iro throw in Goldfish by Anna-Lisa Smith to giveaway.

How to take part:

Share pictures, videos and stories about #materials on Instagram and Twitter
Please use #wheredesignmeets and #materials
Please tag us on Twitter: @_designjunction and/or Instagram: @thedesignjunction to receive re-tweets / re-posts
Entries close Monday 31 July

We will select our favourite entry to win an Iro throw in Goldfish by Anna-Lisa Smith.
https://thedesignjunction.co.uk/join-conversation-wheredesignmeets-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 10, 2017 at 10:31am

Subject Leader and Programme Coordinator Conservation of Metals

Full time (part time hours maybe available) Salary: £38,000 FTE

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic conservation professional to be the Subject Leader specialising in Metals. Working within the School of Conservation, the post holder will be responsible for the organisation and delivery of subject specialist curriculum for conservation of Metals at Graduate Diploma and Masters level, as well as having responsibility for the co-ordination and management of some aspects of cross-school curriculum as agreed with the Head of School.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrable experience in the professional practice of metals conservation and a broad understanding of inorganic materials; with experience of teaching, assessment and administration in higher education, as well as a track record of successful programme management. Crucial to the role is also a solid understanding

of contemporary conservation theory and practice, and a professional approach to best workshop and studio practice.

For the full job description, person specification and terms and conditions of employment, please contact Katharine.Osborne@westdean.org.uk or visit our website www.westdean.org.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 10, 2017 at 8:41am

The Goldsmiths’ Review
The latest edition of The Goldsmiths’ Review  will be available from 22 July. The new-look review contains features on makers Mary Ann Simmons and Jo Hayes Ward; Shakespeare and the Goldsmiths’ Company; a profile of the Prime Warden, Judith Cobham-Lowe; and news from across the Goldsmiths’ Company.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 10, 2017 at 8:39am

Tickets for Goldsmiths' Fair 2017 are now on sale. The talks programme has also been announced, details below.
Celebrated filmmaker Ujin Lin has created a video installation for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017.

His film features jewellery and silver he selected from this year’s Fair exhibitors.
The trailer for the film was released on 15 June and the short film will be shown in full at Goldsmiths’ Fair. Read more on the Goldsmiths' Fair https://www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk/news/ujin-lin-precious-mysteries-t...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 10, 2017 at 8:33am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 10, 2017 at 8:31am
“Packing up the studio was the most dreadful thing” Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalist Romilly Saumerz Smith talks about life as a jeweller after her MS diagnosis."
 

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"Symbihome", 2017

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