The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


Location: UK
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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 



• 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: 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: 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:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Introducing new a-n Resources exploring how artists work in and collaborate with the HE sector. Read more

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

British Sign Language Tour: Objects with Magical Properties

THURSDAY 29 SEP, 16.00-16.45

What is an object with magical properties? How does it work? Do you own one? Our Visitor Experience Assistant Sarah will lead you through the 'Medicine Man' gallery finding hidden connections between exhibits with medical, magical or simply mysterious purpose.

› British Sign Language Tour: Objects with magical properties – find out more

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Dear Members
you may have heard the sad news that Lesley Craze died last weekend, at home in Southwold with her family around. She will be much missed.

If you would like to attend the funeral in Norfolk on Thursday 1st September and have not had details, please email

We have sent flowers on behalf of ACJ. Lesley was such an influential figure in our field, and a staunch supporter and Advisor of ACJ.

If you wish donations can be made to the Sole Bay Care Fund:

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
Autumn Hand Engraving Courses
The Hand Engravers Association are offering two hand engraving courses for the autumn term. Both will take place at Craft Central in Central London and be taught by award winning tutor Wayne Parrott.
Three-Day Intensive Course
24 - 26 September 2016, 10am-6pm
Cost: £315 HEA members
£350 non-members
Six Week Evening Course
13 October - 17th November, Thursdays evenings 6-9pm
Cost: £270 HEA members
£300 non-members
Please contact to book a place or if you need further assistance.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Very sad week for jewellery as we hear of the passing of Nuala Jamison. Another major player in the UK contemporary jewellery scene with some wonderful work. Our wishes to her friends and family.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Deadline soon: Hothouse 2017: Call for Applications

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday

Great Articles in the new issue of Craft and Design Magazine. Out Now.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
The Design Museum Market is the newest addition to a portfolio of successful events organised by Designers/Makers in collaboration with cultural venues in London. Launching for the first time this year, Design Museum Market is set to become the leading showcase and selling event for contemporary design in London.
This three day selling event is highly consumer oriented and offers visitors the opportunity to meet the designers and view, buy or commission products. There will also be a curated programme of talks and workshops relating to contemporary design throughout the weekend.
The event targets and appeals to an informed and highly motivated audience of UK and international consumers, collectors and aficionados as well as a select audience of professionals; including those who represent corporate and public sector buyers.
The consumer audience includes design collectors and enthusiasts; local residents; tourists; and
Christmas shoppers. Selected leading industry contacts, press, buyers, media and VIPs are also invited to attend.
The Design Museum London and Designers/Makers set very high standards, representing the finest designers from the UK and beyond. An experienced team of curators and buyers from The Design Museum and Designers/Makers will select 50 designers
The Design Museum Market is open to applicants working to the highest level in the following aspects of  contemporary design: Jewellery, ceramics, glass, product design, textiles, graphic design, digital products, children’s products.

Please use the online form to make your application:

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Saturday
A panel of renowned judges have selected their final creatives for the 2016 h.Club 100 Awards, but who will be the final winner in each category?
You can vote for your chosen creative in every category below and select the orange vote bar to submit your votes. Voting closes on 9th September 2016 and the winners will be announced at the h.Club 100 Awards on 4th October 2016
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 22, 2016 at 2:14pm

We learning to use Instagram,

ACJ full members : send us some images to put up!! (remember to send us the exact acknowledgement for maker and photographer)


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Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.

2016 Submission period opens: September 6, 2016

Deadline to submit proposals: September 30, 2016.

Eligibility and additional information:

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