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: 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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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 yesterday

Jewellery: Wearable Glass Preview: Friday 24 March, 6-8pm Exhibition dates: 25 March – 1 October 2017 National Glass Centre presents a new national exhibition of glass jewellery made by bringing together four glass artists and eight of the UK’s most exciting jewellers. Glass jewellery has a history going back to the Ancient Egyptians and in the 19th and early 20th century the famous artist René Lalique used glass to make jewellery. More recently it’s use in jewellery by artists has been limited. Through the exhibition Jewellery: Wearable Glass National Glass Centre aims to re-introduce audiences and artists to the amazing potential of glass as a wearable material. As the country’s main centre for glass, National Glass Centre works closely with many leading artists who have a high level of expertise in using different techniques. James Maskrey works in hot glass, Angela Thwaites in cast glass, Ayako Tani in lamp worked glass and Joanne Mitchell works in kiln-formed and waterjet cut glass. These four artists have shared their expertise with the jewellers who have had ten days each to create experimental new work in glass. Julia Stephenson, Head of Arts at National Glass Centre said: “Through this project the jewellers and artists specialising in glass have collaborated, sharing their skills and challenging what is accepted as standard practice in both jewellery and glass. Around forty years ago artists started to make radical new jewellery using ‘non-precious’ materials. This work had an enormous impact on how we consider and value jewellery today. As a result of the very specific skills required to work in glass there has been very little overlap between artists working in glass and those working in jewellery. We have aimed to begin to address this through our exhibition.” This exciting new ‘wearable glass’ will be presented alongside the twelve artist’s more established work allowing the viewer to compare the difference between artist’s work in glass and jewellery and what happens when they are brought together. The twelve artists have worked in the following groups: Blown Glass - James Maskrey Jeweller - Kate Haywood* Jeweller - John Moore Lampworked Glass - Ayako Tani Jeweller - Chris Boland Jeweller - Christopher Thompson-Royds Waterjet & Kiln Formed Glass - Joanne Mitchell Jeweller - Kaz Robertson Jeweller - Heather Woof Cast Glass - Angela Thwaites Jeweller - Emmeline Hastings Jeweller - Maud Traon *Kate Haywood is a ceramist working mainly in porcelain. She was selected for this project as her work has strong connections with jewellery ENDS Notes to Editor For further information contact: Laura Reed, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Tel: 0191 515 5518 laura.reed@sunderland.ac.uk National Glass Centre - Reflecting our past; igniting our future. National Glass Centre is a Centre of national excellence supporting the research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass – a centre valued by the local community in Sunderland and whose reputation stretches across the North East region as well as nationally and internationally. We want to share our knowledge and interest in contemporary glass by welcoming people to our iconic building on the North Shore of the River Wear in Sunderland. Here, they can learn how to make glass, watch glass being made, view exhibitions inspired by glass and find out about Sunderland’s links with this extraordinary material. Our teaching and research programmes also include ceramics and our exhibitions explore the potential of ceramics alongside glass.

National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL Opening hours: 10.00 – 17.00 daily T: 0191 515 5555 E: NationalGlassCentreSunderland

Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday


Velvet da Vinci
contemporary jewelry and sculpture

Suzanne Pugh: Post Pastoralia

February 24-March 12, 2017

Artist’s Reception: Friday, February 24, 6-8 pm

http://www.velvetdavinci.com/2017/02/suzanne-pugh-post-pastoralia-a...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
New Jewellery & Silversmithing Artists in Residence South Hill Park Jessica Noble and Fenella Watson showcase their work in South Hill Park's Reception.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday
 
The 26th Legnica internationl jewellery competition in the framework of Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver 2017 is open for submissions. This years topic is "Identity"
 
The competition is open to all artists from Poland and abroad.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels yesterday

News : Madineurope is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Association of European Historic Houses.
http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5352dffafdc975756c6e35ff6&i...

European Historic Houses Association is an association representing private owners interests with European political people. It federates 24 national associations of historic houses through Europe, ensuring themselves the relay with owners of cultural heritage.

Words of EHHA's President, Mr Rodolphe de Looz-Corswarem:  “As an umbrella organization representing more than 50 000 historic houses across Europe, the European Historic Houses Association has developed a strong interest in the services provided by Mad’in Europe. Historic building owners are very often struggling to find qualified artisans to take care of this rich, but demanding, heritage. With its wide network of European artisans, Mad’in Europe represents a real added-value for our members and, therefore, we can only support this very ambitious project”.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Craft 5th edition now accepting applications
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Dear Maker

We are delighted to announce that applications for the 5th edition of CRAFT at Top Drawer are now open and the finest makers are invited to apply. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.

Housed in its own specially curated area, Craft presents carefully vetted, high quality, handmade products to influential buyers at the last professional buying event in the European calendar from 10-12 September 2017 at Olympia, London.

This is the perfect opportunity to present your work to an audience of over 15,000 trade buyers from department stores and independent retailers to galleries and museums.

Makers and groups are encouraged to apply from a broad range of disciplines including: ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles, mixed media, furniture, metalwork, sculpture, woodwork and prints.

Exhibiting is easy and affordable. Our high quality stands are ready built and come complete with white wooden walls, lighting, signage and floor covering. Prices start at just £777 + VAT.

With limited spaces available, makers are strongly encouraged to apply now for the best chance to secure their preferred stand location.

http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/how-to-participate/application-process/c...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday


Active auxetic opens when it’s hot and closes when it’s cold
 https://materia.nl/article/active-auxetic-opens-hot-closes-cold/?ut...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

Crafthaus 67 members: http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/associationforcontemporaryjewellery  

Facebook 2928 likes..... only 72 to three thousand! who will be the 3000 th? @Association.Contemporary.Jewellery

Linkedin 2839 members! first time below Facebook!!
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3628898

Twitter 1181 Followers: @ACJ_Org_UK

And the new one for us Instagram 359 followers: @acj.org.uk

Or follow our website! http://acj.org.uk/ view our activities and see even more with the members login!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday
https://www.a-n.co.uk/resource/selling-your-work-top-tips-from-arti... Selling your work: top tips from artists, collectors, curators and dealers
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Sunday

The next Crafts Book Club

The next Crafts Book Club - where Sir Christopher Frayling will discuss his book On Craftsmanship at Carl Hansen & Søn on 29 March. Book your spot. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/crafts-book-club-sir-chris... #CraftsBookClub

 

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"Velvet da Vincicontemporary jewelry and sculptureSuzanne Pugh: Post Pastoralia February 24-March 12, 2017Artist’s Reception: Friday, February 24, 6-8 pmhttp://www.velvetdavinci.com/2017/02/suzanne-pugh-post-pastoralia-an-installtion/"
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