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: 75
Latest Activity: yesterday

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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Job advert, Theo Fennel:
Theo Fennell is hiring!

We are looking for a Wholesale Coordinator with two or more years experience to support our busy Head of Wholesale.

The role is primarily administrative but will involve the successful candidate in all aspects of our busy wholesale department.

We are looking for someone who is dynamic, has excellent computer skills (especially in Excel), is naturally organised and has experience in dealing with a varied workload.

Please contact lucy.cowley@theofennell.com if this sounds like the perfect role for you!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Our brand new FREE student event 'Make your Mark' is only one month away!

If you're a tutor conducting a jewellery or silverware class, or a student studying one of these courses, this event is for you!

The aim for the day is to provide practical information, advice, contacts and inspiration to encourage and enable students to move forward in their chosen career with confidence. It is open to all students studying on precious metal related courses, whether at degree level or on a short adult education or private tutored course. Highlights of the day will include:

• Free registration package to all students attending
• Inspirational talks from key trade members including Theo Fennell and Miriam Hanid
• Careers Zone featuring recruitment agencies and design protection services
• Trade Zone featuring key suppliers and trade organisations
• A spectacular exhibition of work from students and residents of the Goldsmiths’ Centre
• Tours of the Assay Office marking floor and our world renowned library

So if you are a student, talk to you tutor today about this fantastic free open-day taking place on Friday 16 May 2014 at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

If you are a tutor, please contact us for more information. Call: 020 7606 8971 or email: events@assayofficelondon.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
Junior Jewellery Mounter Apprentice
Join a young & dynamic luxury diamond jewellery company with a London West-end based workshop
6,000
Application deadline: April 22nd 2014

Wonderful opportunity to join a young and dynamic luxury diamond jewellery company with a London West-end based workshop.

Duties include:

Manufacturing production jewellery pieces to a high level of craftsmanship.
Opportunity to learn to create and produce one off bespoke pieces.
Mounting and assembling work before and after setting.
Polishing/preparing items ready for polishing.

How to Apply:

Please email your CV to apprenticeships@holtsacademy.com. Quoting the Reference Number: APP-JM037/CC

For any queries please contact us on 0207 405 0197 or via our email address above.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
The Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN)
Message - Beyond Adornment
26 April to 7 June
Private view:
Fri 25 April, 6-8pm
Members of the Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) have looked at the concept of ‘Message - Beyond Adornment’ in their designs that is more
than just decorative and to express a range of ‘messages’ that are environmental, social, personal or philosophical. The group has also worked with the public to share their views through jewellery.
JSN is run by and for its members with the aim of strengthening
links and opportunities between makers in the local area
around Farnham and Surrey. The skills and use of materials of the
members are diverse and numerable, creating a dynamic selection of pieces. The exhibition will present work by Dani Crompton, Poppy Porter, Rebecca Skeels, Ruta Brown, Sarah Broadhead, Chantal Walters and Janet Richardson.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Monday

http://www.electronics-eetimes.com/en/mushrooms-recover-gold-out-of... Mushrooms recover gold out of mobile scrap April 11, 2014 // Julien Happich Mushrooms recover gold out of mobile scrap Gold, silver, copper and many other valuable metals (including rare earth metals) are commonly used in the manufacture of consumer electronics only to end-up into huge piles of electronic waste. Page 1 of 3 The metals are used get the signal from one chip to another (gold wirebonds, copper traces on printed circuits boards) or to improve contact reliability (gold or silver electrodeposition on connectors), or as minute traces in passive components just to name a few applications.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Monday
Adult Saturdays
Spend some creative ‘me time’ and learn something new in a day!

10 places only so booking is essential – please call 02392 472491 or email admin@makingspace.org to secure your space.
Saturday 12 April

Machine Embroidered Jewellery

with Lindsay Taylor
Take inspiration from flora and fauna to produce stunning three-dimensional, embroidered art. Learn how using free hand machine embroidery to create a unique piece of jewellery in a matter of hours.

*Participants should bring with them their own sewing machine. Workshop runs 10am-4pm, £57.

http://www.makingspace.org/workshops/adult-saturdays/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Monday
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 10, 2014 at 5:32pm
Rock Vault Application & Criteria


IMOGEN BELFIELD
ELIGIBILITY

Innovative fine jewellery designers working with precious metals and/or precious stones.
Applicants should be based in the United Kingdom.
Applicants should have an existing business of less than six years.
Applicants should have experience with Production and Sales.
Applicants must have a minimum of four stockists.
Collections must have a minimum wholesale price point of £300 and above.

Phase One

APPLICATION PROCESS

Designers to fill out application form. Applications for spring/summer 2015 are now open. Apply online here. [^]
Designers must upload 4 signature collection images in the form via the online application form.
Designers must upload a sketch of their forthcoming season’s collection.
Once an applicant has completed the application form, this will be reviewed by the Rock Vault panel of key press and buyers. You will receive a notification via email on our receipt of your application.
Applicants will be notified via email on the results and feedback. Successful applicants move onto Phase Two.
Phase Two

SUBMISSIONS

Guidance notes for submitting samples will be included in applicants confirmation email. Please do not submit samples unless specifically requested to do so.
Applicants may be asked to submit up to 8 samples from their current collection, which will be considered alongside the application to reach the final shortlist. Successful applicants move onto Phase Three.

HANNAH MARTIN
Phase Three

INTERVIEW PROCESS

Applicants on the final shortlist are then invited to be interviewed with our selection panel. Following this stage of interviews, the final recipients are selected
You will need to bring 8 pieces from your current season collection together with your new collections sketches, design mood boards and any other supporting material to present to the panel.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rock Vault will run on an annual basis, application will open once a year April – May. Designers announced in July via BFC Press Release.
The number of designers chosen varies from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 10.
Sponsorship is offered on a season to season basis.
Cash sponsorship is awarded to go towards Production of an installation at LFW within the dedicated Rock Vault area.
A panel of judges is selected each season which includes key opinion formers, media, buyers and representatives from the BFC.
Designers will be awarded 6 meters squared of space within the dedicated Rock Vault structure at London Fashion Week.
The panel is there in an advisory capacity only. There may be certain cases where the BFC feels a particular applicant may or may not be suitable for Rock Vault sponsorship, and the BFC reserves final say.

For designers wishing to apply for Rock Vault please contact:
Shanne O'Shea
British Fashion Council
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1977
Email: shanne.oshea@britishfashioncouncil.com

http://www.britishfashioncouncil.com/content/1875/Application--crit...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 6, 2014 at 1:24pm
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Welcome to the new Jewellery Focus Weekly Bulletin
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 6, 2014 at 12:38pm
Thank you Stephen Sheppard for becoming out 2000th Linkedin Association for Contemporary Jewellery Network Page Member!
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