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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: 76
Latest Activity: 3 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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"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

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels 3 hours ago


AMBER: THE BALTIC JEWEL TALK



Join Dr Mara Kalnins, the author of The Ancient Amber Routes: Travels from Riga to Byzantium, for a lunchtime talk on the beautiful sun-stone and gem-like resin: Amber.

She will explore the cultural history of the ancient amber routes and the artefacts that tell its story, from amber beads found in the Old Kingdom of Egypt to the 18th century ‘Amber Room’ of Peter Great. Dr Mara Kalnins is a Fellow of the Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge and formerly University of Cambridge Reader in Modern English Literature. She has published widely in 19th and 20th century studies and is General Editor of Conrad’s works for Oxford University Press. Latvian by origin, her many books include a cultural history of the Baltic - The Ancient Amber Routes: Travels from Rīga to Byzantium - and she has recently completed Latvia: A Concise History.

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/listings/amber-the-baltic-jewel-tal...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 3 hours ago

FRAGILE FUTURE CONCRETE CHANDELIER BY STUDIO DRIFT
What is Luxury? Object in Focus

For Fragile Future Concrete Chandelier, dandelion seed heads were harvested before opening into ‘clocks’ and individually applied to LED lights to make this chandelier. The lights are powered by an innovative three-dimensional bronze circuit which conducts electricity and avoids wiring. This fusion of nature and technology is a poetic comment on the possibilities of uniting two seemingly opposite systems.
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/object-in-focus/?utm_sourc...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 4 hours ago

GETTING STARTED

You’ve got what it takes, now learn the skills to get started in business
 
Getting Started is a one-week course for those who have graduated from a certified Precious Metal course in the last five years. Every interactive workshop and seminar helps you get to grips with setting up in business on your own, or as part of a workshop. Learn how to sell you work to galleries, develop your social media presence, portfolios as well as understand the basics of marketing and business planning. Leading industry experts will give you the benefits of their experience to make sure you get a head start in your chosen career.   

Mon 11 - Fri 15 January 2016

Applications open: Wed 24 June 2015
FREE

Apply today http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/professional-training/short-and-pa...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 4 hours ago

UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER SCHOOL
Enhance your skills under the guidance from Master craftspeople

Our Undergraduate Summer School offers practical experience for up to 16 undergraduates completing their first year on a UK-based certified Precious Metal course. Under the guidance of an experienced Master craftsperson, you will enhance your basic understanding of jewellery and silversmithing skills working in precious and non-precious materials. You will leave the course with the tools and confidence to succeed in your projects and design development in your second year and in your future career.

Mon 6 to Fri 10 July 2015
Application deadline: Fri 12 June 2015
FREE
Apply today http://www.goldsmiths-centre.org/professional-training/short-and-pa...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 8 hours ago
Festival of Stuff which runs from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th June. Throughout the week there will be bookable masterclasses and Materials Library discovery sessions, culminating in an extravaganza of materials and making that will be open to all.

Public Open Day
Date: Saturday 27th June, 2015.
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE Map
It's free, no need to book, just drop in from 1pm. Gates close at 5pm.
http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/events/series/festival-of-stuff
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Tuesday

Jewellers for Nepal

Raffle open until 31st May

We have had so many recent donations of jewellery, we thought we would keep the draw open for a few more days. Originally closing on the 22nd May. The new date for the raffle draw will be on the 1st June. Recent jewellery donations from Hannah Martin,  Melissa McArthur, Latham & Neve and The Travelling Jewellery Emporium, see images of the jewellery here 
If you don't yet have a ticket get one here  just £5 and could win you three or four of the donated jewels. The money raised goes to the Red Cross 

Thankyou to all of you who have bought a ticket

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Our mailing address is: 
sian evans jewellery
111-113 St John Street
LondonEC1V 4JA
United Kingdom
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on Tuesday
What is Luxury?
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/what-is-luxury/?utm_sour...
Last month saw the opening of What is Luxury? our partnership exhibition with the V&A, which runs until 27 September 2015.

From a diamond made from roadkill to a vending machine stocked with DNA, a golden crown for ecclesiastical use to traditional military tailoring, What is Luxury? features over 100 exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship.

Find more about the exhibition online, read the blog and visit our Pinterest board for a taste of what to expect in the show.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 22, 2015 at 3:49am

Bishopsland Educational Trust
 

 
Up Coming Events:
 
Bishopsland at Jacobs Jewellers
2nd to 22nd June 2015
Jacobs Jewellers, 25 King Street, Reading, RG1 2HE
 
Henley Festival
8th to 12th July 2015
Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1AH
 
Art in Action
16th to 19th July 2015
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1LG
 
Retrospective
8th & 9th August 2015
Bishopsland, Dunsden, RG4 9NR
 
 
We hope to see you at some of our events!
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 22, 2015 at 3:44am


Build Your Own: Tools for sharing
http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/build-your-own?utm_sourc...
A FACT and Crafts Council partnership exhibition in association with Norfolk Museums Service

Build Your Own will explore how digital technologies come together with traditional processes of production to create new ways of working, sharing and collaborating.

New times call for new skills - but the old ones have an important role too. This exhibition will explore what the democratisation of tools really means, whom the emergence of new technologies will affect, and how they connect to traditional craft skills.

Build Your Own will feature four newly commissioned projects by Will Shannon and Assemble, Linda Brothwell, Rachel Rayns and Raspberry Pi and DoES Liverpool and e-NABLE, alongside a series of creative interventions across Liverpool and Norwich, and an inclusive public programme.

Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing launches at FACT from 4 June to 31 August before touring to Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery from 3 October 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on May 22, 2015 at 3:32am

Hothouse from the Crafts Council
http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a47fc1f38d7b79f55813e2e48&i...

The Crafts Council runs a national programme of creative business support for craft makers within three years of setting up their practice.

Hothouse has successfully supported 163 makers over the last five years with 100% of participants saying it has enabled them to think differently about their practice.

Applications for the sixth year of Hothouse will be launched in July 2015. To make sure you're the first to know when applications go live, sign up to the Crafts Council's newsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Find out more about Hothouse from makers who are currently taking part by visiting the Hothouse Blog. We will also be hosting three short events where you can join us to find out more about the programme;

    29 June: Bury St Edmunds
    3 July: Fife
    7 July: Manchester

 

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"AMBER: THE BALTIC JEWEL TALK Join Dr Mara Kalnins, the author of The Ancient Amber Routes: Travels from Riga to Byzantium, for a lunchtime talk on the beautiful sun-stone and gem-like resin: Amber. She will explore the cultural history of the…"
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