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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: 77
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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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What would you like to read or write about?

Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12. 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 on Tuesday
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Tuesday
What do watchmakers do?
People who make watches and clocks are also called horologists. They work on all types and sizes of watch and clock, from tiny wristwatches to large clocks (including public clocks).

Some horologists can also be involved in making scientific timepieces, such as atomic clocks and those controlled by radio signals.

Watchmakers may work on very old clocks and watches, repairing and restoring them. They may work on any part of the clock or watch - either the mechanism inside, or the outer casing.

They may be involved in:

opening watch cases and examining mechanisms
repairing or replacing broken or defective parts, including making parts where necessary
reassembling watches
cleaning parts and watch cases
designing new watch cases and mechanisms.
What is the job like?
Watchmakers use a range of specialist equipment, such as lathes, drill presses, ultrasonic cleaning machines and hand tools (tweezers, pliers, screwdrivers). They may also use chemicals for cleaning watches and parts.

Some watchmakers work for large watch or jewellery companies or nationwide chains.

Many watchmakers are self-employed. They usually work in their own workshop, which might be at home or in other premises. This might be a high street shop where customers can visit. Customers who can’t visit the shop send their watches to the watchmaker.

http://ccskills.org.uk/careers/advice/article/watchmaker?utm_source...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 24, 2015 at 12:22pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 24, 2015 at 12:20pm
Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen awarded funding to increase export of British craft

Arts Council England has awarded the Crafts Council and The New Craftsmen £200,000 for a three year programme to grow a sustainable international market for British craft.

British craft is renowned around the world but only 27% of makers currently export. This programme aims to change that by simultaneously growing international appetite for British craft and giving makers the skills to realise their export potential.

Up to 200 craft businesses will have access to masterclasses, mentoring and workshops and a number of British craft showcases at US and European fairs will take place over the three years.

“British craft has a worldwide reputation for quality and inventiveness. Through our international programme Crafts Council supports makers to take advantage of this to realise their export ambitions. We’re thrilled that Arts Council England is investing in this programme with the New Craftsmen to enable more makers to develop their export skills and showcase their work on the international stage.” Annie Warburton, Creative Director, Crafts Council
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/british-craft-receives-fun...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 14, 2015 at 12:19am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 13, 2015 at 1:41pm
The 2016 Olympic torch by São Paulo studio Chelles & Hayashi has been revealed ahead of next year's games in Rio de Janeiro.

Chelles & Hayashi created the recycled aluminium torch for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The design expands vertically when it comes into contact with the flame to reveal a series of coloured resin sections.

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/07/07/rio-2016-olympic-torch-design-expa...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 12, 2015 at 3:31am

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.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 12, 2015 at 3:14am

For a bit of leisurely reading and a catch-up on what's going on in the UK craft scene at the moment, download our latest newsletter now - it's absolutely free of charge! http://www.craftanddesign.net/newsletter/craft-and-design-newslette...

With very best wishes

Angie & Paul Boyer

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 11, 2015 at 10:58am
Job Details

https://ig24.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_kingstonuniversity01.asp?s=4A515F4E...
Associate Professor, Curating Contemporary Design

Reference Number1789Salary
£49,580 - £57,093
Faculty / DepartmentFaculty of Art, Design & ArchitectureSchool / SectionSchool of Art & Design HistoryLocationKnights Park Map & DirectionsPermanent/Fixed TermPermanentFull Time/Part TimeFull TimeWorking Hours37For Internal Applicants OnlyNoVacancy closes at midnight on31 July 2015

The Role
Collaborative. Visionary. Enterprising. Kingston University is yours to shape. An exceptional, innovative curator and/or academic, you will lead on curating contemporary design initiatives in the School of Art and Design History and across the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. This will include the strategic leadership and management of our ground-breaking MA Curating Contemporary Design programme taught in partnership with the Design Museum. Alongside contributing to the School’s academically rigorous and industry-facing undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will lead the debate on curating contemporary design.

The Person
You will have an international reputation for curating contemporary design, and the ability to engage and inspire a diverse range of students, staff and collaborators. These will include colleagues at the Design Museum, one of the world’s leading museums of contemporary design, with whom you will liaise, and develop new opportunities to collaborate on externally funded research projects. Your will engage in research (by publication and/or curating) that is of world-leading quality commensurate with 4* for REF2020. You will have a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant field together with UKPSF2 or similar.

The Faculty
The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture has a strong reputation for its undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes and excellent links with industry and professional practice. We’re proud to enjoy an impressive reputation for producing some of Britain’s most successful artists, designers and built environment professionals. For an informal conversation about this role please contact Professor Marquard Smith, Head of the School of Art and Design History, on marquard.smith@kingston.ac.uk

Further Information

Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

Interviews will be held on 17 August 2015.
Additional Website Text
To apply online, click the link 'Apply for this job' below.
If for accessibility reasons you need to apply in an alternative format, please email jobs@kingston.ac.uk for an application pack or call the recruitment line on 020 8417 3118, quoting the job reference number.
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on July 10, 2015 at 3:48pm
UCA@OXO
16-27 September, 11am-6pm, free, gallery@oxo
Contemporary craft and design work by MA and BA graduates from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

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Copper Pod, Courtyard Installation
16-27 September, free, Courtyard at Oxo Tower Wharf
University of Creative Arts will be using the Courtyard at Oxo Tower Wharf for a large scale copper pod installation.

http://www.oxotower.co.uk/oxo-tower-wharf-part-londons-newest-desig...
 

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