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: 70
Latest Activity: 12 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

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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 12 hours ago

Reminder: Applications to exhibit at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016 close at midnight, 26 February. Begin your application here.
The Goldsmiths’ Fair Selection Committee will meet in March and applicants will be advised of the outcome thereafter.
Over two weeks in autumn 2016, Goldsmiths’ Fair will showcase new collections from the best UK-based designer-makers working in gold and silver. Last year, 168 exhibitors (129 jewellers and 39 silversmiths) took part and more than 9,000 people visited the event.
Please note our revised pricing structure for 2016: see the application information pack for full details.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 12 hours ago
Watchmaker
 
Watchmakers make and repair watches, clocks and other timepieces.
Watchmaking requires patience and discipline, as watches are precision-built on a small scale. Photo: Holts Academy
Watchmaking requires patience and discipline, as watches are precision-built on a small scale. Photo: Holts Academy
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....
Many watchmakers now have websites to advertise and display their designs......https://ccskills.org.uk/careers/advice/article/watchmaker?utm_sourc...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 12 hours ago

Madineurope selects the best European craftsmen among those who provide customized services and manufacture rare or unique products. The artisans who apply to join Madineurope are checked one by one before being accepted and published. Experience, know-how, techniques, references, reputation are key criteria for our selection. Madineurope is an essential source of information on excellence in craftsmanship, for individuals and professionals such as designers, architects, interior designers, antique shops and many others. http://madineurope.eu/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago

The Woon Foundation Prize 2016: student award open for applications

The fourth edition of the prize for final-year undergraduate fine art students, which offers a total award fund of £40,000 and a first prize that includes a 12-month studio fellowship at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle upon Tyne, is open for applications.

The Woon Foundation Prize 2016, which offers a total award fund of £40,000 to selected UK undergraduate fine art students in their final year of study, is open for applications.

Jointly hosted by Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art at their BALTIC 39 studios, gallery and research complex in Newcastle upon Tyne, the prize will see up to 12 artists shortlisted to exhibit their work in a group show in summer 2016.

The award to the winning artist, who will be selected from the shortlist, includes a prize of £20,000 plus a one-year studio fellowship at BALTIC 39. Along with mentoring from staff of both institutions, at the end of their fellowship the winner will also receive a solo exhibition, with catalogue, at Northumbria University’s Gallery North.

The selection panel includes BALTIC curator Laurence Sillars, artist and BALTIC professor Christine Borland, and Artes Mundi director Karen MacKinnon. Two runners-up will receive £9,000 and £6,000, plus a further £5,000 will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.

The prize, which is free to enter, is open for applications until 31 March 2016.

Game changer

Speaking about the impact of the prize on the selected artists’ careers, Borland said: “The generous nature of this prize is unique in all respects. For the selected Woon Fellow, to receive not only a studio and a one person show but the support of the community of artists, students, and academics at BALTIC 39, and for the other prize winners, it is surely a game changer.”

BALTIC director Sarah Munro added: “From the remarkable generosity of the prizes to the chance for young artists to have their work seen by an esteemed panel of artists and curators, this is the absolute must-consider prize for undergraduate fine art students in the UK.

“Crucially, the Woon Foundation Prize is one of the continuing ways BALTIC supports talent development of artists in their formative years. We hope it also sees all shortlisted finalists engage in the burgeoning artistic community here in north east England.”

The prize was launched in 2013 when it was won by RCA graduate Holly Hendry. Ramona Zoladek received the 2014 award, completing her fellowship in September 2015. The current fellow is Nottingham Trent University graduate Kayt Hughes.

The Woon Foundation Prize 2016: open for applications until 31 March 2016. See Jobs and Opps for more details

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago

99u
The Conference
May 5-6, 2016 - New York City
Each year we gather serial idea executors in NYC to share their road-tested insights on making ideas happen. So we're thrilled to announce this year's speakers for Behance's 99U Conference!

Tickets are going fast! If you'd like to join us, we suggest applying now. (And stay tuned for even more speakers, classes, and other surprises!) http://conference.99u.com/register/ticket-application?utm_source=Be...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago
Sharpen your business skills with our new bite-sized workshop for makers.
 
Alongside information and guidance from the Crafts Council team you'll get to meet fellow makers in your area. Join us on 16 March in Preston or 30 March in Leicester.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago
Starting this year, AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair will take place ONCE A YEAR, in spring. So, 2016 = AUTOR 2016.
 
Throughout the last 7 years, AUTOR has grown and grown. Bigger, wider, better. It turned into the complete and perfect event we wanted, and it has now expanded to the amplitude of an anual event. So be it: each year, one edition of AUTOR.
 
Apply now for the 2016 edition of AUTOR! The International Jewelry Fair AUTOR is the most important event in this field South-Eastern Europe.
 
Deadline for applications is:
▁▂▃▅▆▇ 1ST OF MARCH 2016 ▇▆▅▃▁
The results of selection will be announce after the 10th of March.
 
The e-mail address for sending the applications is: hello@dautor.ro
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago

Necklace for an Elephant and Other Stories opened at Dovecot Studios. And yes jeweller David Poston did actually once make a necklace for an elephant. https://dovecotstudios.com/gallery/exhibitions/david-poston-necklac...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago

Dodge the shredder
Thursday 10 March 2016, 10.30am - 4.30pm    
     
A full-day workshop empowering artists and individuals to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their projects. Created, developed and delivered by Emilia Telese. The session looks at:

approaching galleries and funding bodies with a great proposal
minimising rejection when applying for funding
creating a financial support strategy for your projects
writing about your practice effectively
finding out about the best sources of funding for your activities
“It was very interesting, informative and inspiring. Magnificent speaker / presenter too.” - Feedback from a previous session

Book now https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dodge-the-shredder-eastbourne-ticket...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 13 hours ago
a-n Professional Development Bursaries 2016
a-n The Artists Information Company is offering bursaries of £500-£1,000 to support the professional development of its Artist members. https://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs/a-n-professional-development-bursaries-2...
 

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"Reminder: Applications to exhibit at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016 close at midnight, 26 February. Begin your application here. The Goldsmiths’ Fair Selection Committee will meet in March and applicants will be advised of the outcome thereafter.…"
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"Watchmaker   Watchmakers make and repair watches, clocks and other timepieces. Watchmaking requires patience and discipline, as watches are precision-built on a small scale. Photo: Holts Academy Watchmaking requires patience and discipline,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Madineurope selects the best European craftsmen among those who provide customized services and manufacture rare or unique products. The artisans who apply to join Madineurope are checked one by one before being accepted and published. Experience,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Woon Foundation Prize 2016: student award open for applications The fourth edition of the prize for final-year undergraduate fine art students, which offers a total award fund of £40,000 and a first prize that includes a 12-month studio…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"99uThe ConferenceMay 5-6, 2016 - New York CityEach year we gather serial idea executors in NYC to share their road-tested insights on making ideas happen. So we're thrilled to announce this year's speakers for Behance's 99U…"
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"Sharpen your business skills with our new bite-sized workshop for makers.   Alongside information and guidance from the Crafts Council team you'll get to meet fellow makers in your area. Join us on 16 March in Preston or 30 March in…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Starting this year, AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry Fair will take place ONCE A YEAR, in spring. So, 2016 = AUTOR 2016.   Throughout the last 7 years, AUTOR has grown and grown. Bigger, wider, better. It turned into the complete and perfect event…"
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"Necklace for an Elephant and Other Stories opened at Dovecot Studios. And yes jeweller David Poston did actually once make a necklace for an elephant.…"
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"Dodge the shredderThursday 10 March 2016, 10.30am - 4.30pm          A full-day workshop empowering artists and individuals to fundraise effectively and create a financial strategy for their projects. Created,…"
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