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: 66
Latest Activity: 9 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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 8, 2019 at 3:34am
The Alberta College of Art and Design has a position for an assistant or associate professor in jewelry and metals.
 
Candidates will demonstrate a range of advanced jewelry and metalsmithing skills, knowledge of the history of the discipline, and a capacity for critical thinking and discourse. Digital design and fabrication skills are preferred, as is a capacity to teach in other departments at ACAD. Past experience in academic service, curricular innovation, and jewelry and metals studio management will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues from a diversity of academic and studio disciplines, and thrive in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment committed to developing new and innovative curricula. Deadline: July 31, 2019. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 4, 2019 at 9:17am

https://www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk/about-goldsmiths-fair/apply/?fbcli...

Applications for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2019 will open on Friday 4 January 2019.

Apply online

On this date a link will be available on this page that will take you to the online application form.

If you have not exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Fair in the last 3 years (since 2016 not inclusive) you will need to submit a piece to support your application. Details of this process will be included in the application form.

Please check your eligibility below.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Applicants must conform to the following (details on Graduate Bursary below):

• Each piece exhibited must include precious metal(s)

• Represent themselves and not act as an agent for others

• Live and work in the UK

• Apply with work that has been designed and made in the UK. (If the applicant has used the specialist techniques of another tradesman e.g. a spinner/caster/engraver etc., these must be detailed on the application form)

• Preference will be given to ‘designer-makers’ who contribute hand-skills to the finished product however in some unique cases designers who do little or no ‘making’ will be accepted.

• Employ fewer than six people at the bench

• Must not be in full time education at the time of application

• Must be available to man their stand at all times during the Fair

• Intend to exhibit goods that are compliant with the UK Hallmarking Act 1973

• Be in agreement with all Terms & Conditions and Rules & Regulations (to be provided upon successful application)

Graduate Bursary Scheme

To encourage and support the next generation of jewellers and silversmiths, there are 10 free stands through the Graduate Bursary Scheme.

Winners receive:

 stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair

• a £1,500 grant

• an optional interest-free silver bullion loan of up to £3,000

• mentoring opportunities

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 2, 2019 at 7:14am

MaMartyn Pugh - Goldsmith and Silversmith

Martyn hails from a family of inventors, engineers and salesmen and embodies them all. After an education in the arts he embarked on a silversmithing career which sought to put beautifully designed objects into as many homes as possible.

...

Read more about Martyn, his background, inspiration and work! https://www.craftinfocus.com/martyn-pugh

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 1, 2019 at 4:27am

Happy 2019 from everyone on the Association for Contemporary Jewellery team.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 29, 2018 at 9:48am

ONE YEAR IN ENTRIES NOW OPEN

One Year In, for talented designers launching new creative businesses

Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year In at New Designers 2019.

One Year In presents the year’s most exciting design talent. The pre-show mentorship programme gets your business market-ready to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition. Expertly curated, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.

https://www.newdesigners.com/oyi19/
New Designers

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 28, 2018 at 10:09am
Sadly we said farewell to leading figures from the craft world Wendy Ramshaw, Faith Shannon, Marjan Unger, Muriel Wilson, Jackie Ford and Sandy Mackilligin.
 
read about the Jewellers here on the Crafts Council, ACJ and AJF pages.
 
 
 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 28, 2018 at 9:41am
The Western Isles is the first region of the UK and only the second in Europe to be awarded World Craft City status.
 
While not a city, the Outer Hebrides are being recognised for a centuries-long production of Harris Tweed.
 
The award has been made as part of the staging of World Craft Council Europe's general assembly in Edinburgh.
 
It is the first time in 15 years that the gathering of international craftspeople has taken place in Scotland.
 
The Danish island of Bornholm is Europe's other holder of craft city status.
 
Globally, cities and regions of Chile, Thailand, Iran, India and Jordan have the designation.
 
Farnham is Englands Craft Town: https://www.facebook.com/crafttownengland/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 28, 2018 at 9:29am
The 18th edition fo Autor Contemporary Jewelry Fair will take place on the 20 – 21 April, at the National Theatre Bucharest, Romania.
 
AUTOR is the most important event in the field of contemporary and art jewelry in South-Eastern Europe. The 2019 edition will mark the 10th year anniversary of creating a dynamic environment with high selection standards for contemporary jewelry. Beyond the actual fair, AUTOR is an active platform that encourages and creates a dialogue between designers and their public: consumers, collectors, distributors, specialised media.
 
Candidates from all countries and nationalities will be eligible to participate in the fair. There are no restrictions regarding material, size and concept of the pieces.
 
Deadline for applications: 19th February 2019

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 26, 2018 at 5:18am
 
WEARABILITY AND THE POWER OF THE SMALL ART
An Outsider's View
by Sarah Thornton
 
"I recently encountered a fascinating subculture, populated mostly by women who make, buy, and sell small objects in a vast range of materials that they sometimes install on their bodies."
 
Sarah Thornton, an ethnographer and sociologist of art, outlines six reasons why art jewelry could have an advantage over fine art, but also points out some ways the field might reposition itself in order to garner more respect.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2018 at 7:14am
 

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