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: 78
Latest Activity: 16 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

Discussion Forum

"Disbelief" over plans to remove crafts from UK creative industries_ Dezeen Magazine

Started by Vicky Saragouda. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels May 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Government proposals to remove crafts from its list of recognised creative industries have triggered "disbelief" and "frustration" in the sector...Article published by Dezeen Magazine on May 1st.www.dezeen.comContinue

Tags: Council, Crafts, industries, creative, Crafts

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels 16 hours ago
At the Bench
Video Project – Silver Sail Pendant Part One


Soldering is one of the hardest techniques to master and a technique that takes a while to perfect.It is nice to be able to make jewellery that does not involve any soldering. Being able to make professional quality jewellery that does not involve soldering is a bonus for those...............

Read more.....http://www.atthebench.com/video-project-silver-sail-pendant-part-one/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 16 hours ago
'Make your Mark' 2015 Confirmed


We have some exciting news…after the great success of our first ever Mark your Mark student open-day in 2014; this year we are holding a second event in 2015 over two days!

This FREE event will be held at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London from Friday 17 to Saturday 18 April 2015 and is open to any full-time or part-time students on a recognised precious metal course.

This year you will have more chances to see celebrity guest speakers, live demos and offers, a new designer maker exhibition, free hallmark registration package, careers advice and much more!

If you are a student, speak to your tutor today to reserve your place.

Tutors who have not received an invitation, please get in touch: events@assayofficelondon.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 16 hours ago
Valuation Days, Goldsmiths' Hall


These popular valuation events offer the chance for a private one-to-one consultation with our expert valuer whilst your pieces are professionally appraised. You will also receive a comprehensive portfolio of your items.

Places are limited and by reservation only. Bookings available 9am - 4pm. From £49.95.

Contact: valuations@assayofficelondon.co.uk
or call: 020 7606 8971

AVAILABLE DATES:
Fridays: 27 March, 15 May, 10 July, 4 Sept, 20 Nov
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 16 hours ago
Getting Started Programme 2015


Getting Started is an intensive, free week-long business development programme held at the Goldsmiths’ Centre for those who have graduated from a certified UK Precious Metal course in the last five years. The course ran from Monday 12 to Friday 16 January 2015 with thirty participants from across the UK who took part in interactive workshops, seminars and networking events.

As part of this programme, the graduates visited Goldsmiths' Hall for an assay office tour and hallmarking workshop. Topics included: how to submit work for hallmarking, completing a hallnote, price list guidance and branding opportunities with our laser engraving and bespoke punch making services.

To find out more about the Getting Started course click http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/professional-training/short-and-pa.... If you are interested in organising a hallmarking workshop, email: events@assayofficelondon.co.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday

There is a new Government Scheme introduced to support students currently completing their undergraduate degree having paid the new £9k undergraduate fee. Next year’s graduates will be able to apply for the new postgraduate loan scheme – this scheme is seen as a way to bridge that gap. As Scottish universities do not charge the £9k fee, their graduates are not part of this scheme.


UCA Financial support for postgraduate students:
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-jewellery
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/ma-metalwork

Do be aware the fees for the postgraduate courses are not the same as undergraduate, do inquire, you may be pleasantly surprised!

Here at UCA we understand that the cost of a postgraduate degree is an important factor when considering whether to continue or come back to studying. There are a number of sources of funding which can help you with the costs of studying for your postgraduate taught degree.

The following funding information applies to UK students only. Information for EU and International students can be found on the financial support for International students pages.

All prospective MPhil/PhD students should go to the Research degrees section of our website for further funding opportunities.
Funding available

    Creative Scholarships - we have a number of scholarships available for students starting or progressing to a postgraduate degree course in September 2015. For more dtails please see www.ucreative.ac.uk/financial-support/pg-creative-scholarships
    Professional and Career Development Loans - could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. It's a bank loan, so you'll have to pay it back once you've left your course. However, you don't pay interest for the period when you're in learning. For more details please visit the GOV.UK website or see the advice the Citizen Advice Bureau offer on their website.
    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) - offers funding opportunities for various disciplines and projects, see the AHRC website for further details.
    Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary - offer six UK Postgraduate Study Bursaries, each to the value of £500, please visit their website for more details.
    FindAMasters.com - are offering a total of £4,500 of scholarships to UK or EU students that are starting a postgraduate course in September 2014, for more information please visit their website for more details.
    There is also a wealth of information about external funding opportunities in the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding.

There is also good advice and more funding opportunities on the postgrad.com website.

For further information on external funding opportunities contact our advice centres, the contact details for the advice centres can be found on the advice and student finances pages of this website.
Advice and guidance

We have student advisers based at each campus who are available to help and advise you about money matters and can direct you to a variety of specialist resources to help you deal with practical issues and personal problems. Contact details for UCA's advice centres can be found on the advice and student finances pages of the website.

http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/financial-support/postgraduate

Also available: UCA Farnham
http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/financial-support/pg-creative-scholarships

    MA Ceramics
    MA Glass
    MA Jewellery
    MA Metalwork
    MA Product Design
    MA Textiles
    MRes Crafts

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Thursday

BOUNDARIES

 

We cordially invited to participation in
http://www.silver.legnica.pl/en/?Competitions:BOUNDARIES

24th International Legnica Jewellery Competition BOUNDARIES in the frame of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2015

Deadline for sending works: 27th of March 2015 r.!!!

We invite you sincerely to Legnica, especially on the 15th – 16th May 2015, when the culmination of the Legnica Jewellery Festival takes place.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Thursday

International Jewellery Festival

the Legnica International Jewellery Competition dates back to 1979 and every year invites jewellers to submit work in response to a different topic.
Payment:
Single payment
Experience required:
Expert
Students eligible:
No
Location:
Poland
Town:
Legnica
Who:
jewellers of any nationality.
Payments:
several cash prizes and support-in-kind.

Entries are assessed on the artistic idea, level of artistry and technical skills. This year’s topic is Boundaries.

Apply:
full details available online.
Contact:
galeria@galeria.legnica.pl
Web address:
http://www.silver.legnica.pl/en/
Employer:
The Art Gallery in Legnica
Deadline:
27 Mar 2015
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Thursday

Opal Jewellery Design Award

one of the most prestigious opal jewellery design competitions in the world.
Payment:
Single payment
Charges:
Charges apply
Experience required:
Some
Students eligible:
No
Location:
Australia
Town:
New South Wales
Who:
worldwide professional jewellers, apprentices currently engaged in a jewellery course and non-professional jewellers.
Payments:
recognition prizes and some cash awards.
entry fee AU$40-$200 dependent on award category and number of entries submitted.

The Awards are biannual and are presented during the International Opal Jewellery Gala Awards Dinner. The Awards are run by the International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Association (IOJDAA) and were established to promote freeform and or undulating surface opals in exquisite jewellery.

Apply:
full details available online.
Web address:
http://www.iojdaa.com.au
Employer:
International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Association
Deadline:
10 Jul 2015
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Thursday

Arts/Industry Residency

Arts/Industry is an on-going collaboration between art and industry at the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop in the United States.
Payment:
In-kind support and/or Expenses
Experience required:
No preference
Students eligible:
Yes
Location:
United States
Town:
Wisconsin
Who:
emerging and established visual artists worldwide.
When:
artists working in any discipline may apply. Each year, 16–22 artists are accepted for two- to six-month residencies in the Pottery or Foundry/Enamel areas of the factory. Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 program year.
Payments:
artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, and round-trip transportation.

Participants can access a body of technical knowledge that enables them to explore forms and concepts not possible in their own studios as well as new ways of thinking and working. Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enamelled cast iron, and brass including but not limited to murals and reliefs, temporary or permanent site-specific installations, and functional and sculptural forms.
Artists are responsible for expenses of packing materials and shipping their finished works.

Apply:
full details available online.
Contact:
artsindustry@jmkac.org
Web address:
http://www.jmkac.org/index.php/artsindustry-residency
Employer:
John Michael Kohler Arts Centre
Deadline:
01 Apr 2015
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Thursday

Embracing Innovation

Expressions of interest are invited from craft artists and designer makers who are exploring new work in these areas to participate in an exhibition.
Payment:
None
Experience required:
Expert
Students eligible:
Yes
Location:
Australia
Town:
Canberra
Who:
craft artists and designer makers.
When:
23 Jul-29 Aug 2015.

building on the success of four previous exhibitions and continuing the conversation about practice-led research, design thinking and the use of digital technologies, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre will present Embracing Innovation Volume 5 in 2015.

Apply:
full details available online.
Contact:
mel.george@craftact.org.au
Web address:
http://www.craftact.org.au/projects/embracinginnovation/
Employer:
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre
Deadline:
13 Mar 2015
 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"At the Bench Video Project – Silver Sail Pendant Part One Soldering is one of the hardest techniques to master and a technique that takes a while to perfect.It is nice to be able to make jewellery that does not involve any soldering. Being…"
16 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"'Make your Mark' 2015 Confirmed We have some exciting news…after the great success of our first ever Mark your Mark student open-day in 2014; this year we are holding a second event in 2015 over two days! This FREE event will be…"
16 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Valuation Days, Goldsmiths' Hall These popular valuation events offer the chance for a private one-to-one consultation with our expert valuer whilst your pieces are professionally appraised. You will also receive a comprehensive portfolio of…"
16 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Getting Started Programme 2015 Getting Started is an intensive, free week-long business development programme held at the Goldsmiths’ Centre for those who have graduated from a certified UK Precious Metal course in the last five years. The…"
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Co:Operation GARNISH

Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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GROUND NOW workshop with Ruudt Peters

Why Ground Now? Informational video about Ruudt Peter's upcoming Summer workshop. More info: http://crafthaus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ruudt-peters-ground-now-workshop
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"There is a new Government Scheme introduced to support students currently completing their undergraduate degree having paid the new £9k undergraduate fee. Next year’s graduates will be able to apply for the new postgraduate loan scheme…"
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Jennifer Merchant commented on Brigitte Martin's group SNAG
"2015 Call for Nominations and Candidacy   The 2015 SNAG Election will determine three (3) members of the Board of Directors, and one (1) member of the Nominations & Elections Committee.   The deadline for candidates to be added to the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"BOUNDARIES We cordially invited to participation inhttp://www.silver.legnica.pl/en/?Competitions:BOUNDARIES 24th International Legnica Jewellery Competition BOUNDARIES in the frame of Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2015Deadline for sending…"
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