The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

Information

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: on Saturday

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

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

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

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery to add comments!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 7:11am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1y62?utm_source=Master+List&...

A focus on working with metal with Agnes Jones an artist blacksmith and Corinne Julius, critic and curator - as we continue to explore the seven disciplines included in the Woman's Hour Craft Prize

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 7:09am

Bloomin’ Jewels:
The blossoming of the floral in contemporary jewellery

27 April – 3 June 2017, including special events,
London Craft Week and Chelsea Fringe
http://www.caa.org.uk/exhibitions/2017/bloomin-jewels/?utm_source=M...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 7:07am

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is launching a schools project to fill the gap in creating a new generation of designers.

The museum wants to revive interest in its specialist areas of art and design, in a project that will include museums in Blackburn and Coventry.

The Victoria and Albert Museum will lend them some of its artefacts.

Director Tristram Hunt says the museum has a responsibility to "promote design education for the future".

The secondary schools project, called DesignLab Nation, is being funded by prize money won by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) for being the Art Fund Museum of the Year.

The museum, which bills itself as "From Bauhaus to Bowie", wants to encourage interest in craft skills, particularly in industrial cities with a long heritage of design and manufacturing.

It is responding to worries about a lack of vocational skills and training for industry.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39704998?utm_source=Master+List...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 6:59am

This is a fantastic opportunity for final year, postgraduate and recent graduate students to showcase their jewellery designs at IJL from the 3rd-5th September at Olympia London. Our audience is made up of retailers, buyers, press and designer brands so it is a great place to be seen and make valuable contacts.

free of charge.

Please find the link here http://www.jewellerylondon.com/Whats-On/brightyounggems/


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 6:56am

Fairtrade Design Awards - Winner Announced
A student from the University of Dundee has won the Ingle & Rhode 2017 Fairtrade Gold Design Awards.  Aspiring jewellery design undergraduate Angela Gillies won after competing against more than 100 budding designers and impressing the panel of judges including Goldsmiths very own Dave Merry.
https://www.ingleandrhode.co.uk/awards/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 6:33am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 6:29am

http://journal.thegembank.com/jewelcrowd/newsletter/brides-want-to-...
Jewel Crowd newsletter: The flowers are blooming – the sun is shining it’s so close to May and the promise of the longer pascal bruni.jpgwarmer days of the summer - which makes us want to swap our winter jewellery for the latest jewellery trends ready for the warmer months – already we know that flowers are huge this coming season, plus white jewellery, opals, coloured sapphires and rose gold continues to be a firm favourite for the summer as its warm tones are indicative of summer sunshine. This coming week we will be asking for summer jewellery trend predictions – what are yours?


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 6:20am

Japanese Artisanship: with JAPANPAGE®
Demonstations:
4 May 10:30 — 16:30
Lacquer, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Metal, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Booking
Booking:
Necessary
Demonstration, booking necessary, 40 places per session, free via event.japanpage.net/lcw
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
13-14 Cornwall Terrace
London
NW1 4QP

JAPANPAGE® presents traditional but innovative Japanese lacquer and metalwork demonstrations. They also provide a talk and display of Traditional Craft Products; a selection of handmade items that have been designated by the Japanese government and law, not only due to the traditional artisanship and craftsmanship, but also for the promise they hold for future innovation. Private appointments can be made to see the display and to hear storytelling via http://www.londoncraftweek.com/events/japanese-artisanship-with-jap...


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 29, 2017 at 6:14am

Hi All,
I’m writing to let you know that although most of my classes are filled for the year, I do have a few seats open in the following classes.

My upcoming Master Class June 5-7 at the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee has a very few openings.  For more information and to register go HERE

http://www.beadandbuttonshow.com/classes/master-classes/mc-pmc-with...


Home Classes in Vermont

During the summer session, there are 2 seats left in the Polymer Mokume Bracelets with PMC Adornments

June 23-26th




And a few seats remain in the Ring Making Class

July 14th- 17th
 

                


During the fall session, the only class that still has openings is Ornaments and Elements.

September 22nd - 25th
 

 

Please go to my website for full class descriptions. If you would like to sign-up, email me to make sure there is space in the class and I will hold it for you. See "To Register" at the bottom of each description.
 
 
I hope to see you!
Warmly,
Celie

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 23, 2017 at 4:47am

application for Handmade Edinburgh and Handmade in Britain. The deadline for applications for both shows is Friday 28th April. You can apply online here: handmadeinbritain.co.uk/apply/

Handmade Edinburgh 27 - 29 October

The second edition of Handmade Edinburgh will be returning to the Royal Mile in October 2017! Bringing together the most exciting contemporary designer/makers from Scotland and beyond, Handmade Edinburgh celebrates the very best in contemporary craft and design. Click here for a selection of images from Handmade Edinburgh 2016.

Handmade in Britain 10 - 12 November

Handmade in Britain 17: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair, is our annual Christmas shopping event at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall. Over three days, the event will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100+ highly skilled, UK-based designer-makers. Click here for a selection of images from Handmade in Britain 2016.


Read some testimonials from past exhibitors here: handmadeinbritain.co.uk/company/what-they-say/

Please remember, online applications only take 15-20mins and all you need to apply is:

- A short description of your work for show magazine entry purposes, maximum 25-30 words.

- Four images of your work. 1 MB max or image won't send.

- One image of a previous exhibition display and the name and year of the show. 1 MB max or image won't send.

If you would like to know more about Handmade Edinburgh email enquiries@handmadeinbritain.co.uk and Handmade in Britain Chelsea contact at jacqui@handmadeinbritain.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing your application.

Best wishes,

Jacqui Rudd

 

Members (66)

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Janis Kerman posted photos
10 hours ago
2Roses posted a photo

Polymer Hollow forms

Large hollow forms in polymer clay. The objective is to create volume without additional weight. Each of the objects shown is about 4" in dia.
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"2017 EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCEDHandmade in Britain are delighted to reveal that over 200 designer-makers have been selected to show their latest collections at Handmade at Kew this autumn.The 2017 exhibitors include talented ceramicists, jewellers,…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"AJF'S BOARD EXPANDS TO 17 MEMBERSNew Directors to Influence Nonprofit's DirectionMonday May 22, 2017, San Francisco, CA--Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to announce the addition of three new directors to our board of directors--Cindi Strauss,…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Two Openings in the New Inlay Class Hi All,I wanted to send a quick note to let you know that I've just had two spaces open up in the previously filled New Inlay Techniques class this July 7-10 at my home studio in Central Vermont.The only…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"A conversation with jewelry curator Ivy Ross. Exploring the tension of opposites, the balance of man and…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Get advice, guidance and information on creative apprenticeshipsJoin us over the next six months at our FREE half-day events across the English regions!We will be visiting London, Cambridge, Gateshead, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol,Birmingham and…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Weird and Wonderful World of WellcomeFRIDAY 23 JUN & THURSDAY 29 JUN, 10.30–15.30FREE | BOOK IN ADVANCEJoin us for an eclectic mix of art and science delivered through gallery, creative and discursive activities as we investigate the…"
Saturday

Masthead Credits

Copper, bronze, brass, silver, vitreous enamel.


© 2017   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service