The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


Location: UK
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Latest Activity: Jun 21

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 



• 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 Dec 1, 2019. 3 Replies

ACJ welcomes to its membership makers, collectors, curators, educators, gallerists and all who have in interest in or passion for contemporary jewellery. ACJ organises exhibitions, conferences, events, talks and workshops for its members and the public. We publish our print magazine Findings twice a year, send a monthly e-bulletin to members, packed with news, information & opportunities, and we run social media accounts which reach over 10,000 people with news and information - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube. We do all this on an annual budget of about £25,000, funded by membership subscriptions. Would you like to donate to help us further this work? Any amount is welcome! PayPal donations can be made here:…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2013 at 12:03pm

Goldsmiths’ Fair 2013 is now open for entries

Goldsmiths’ Fair is a prestigious two-week selling event for professional silversmiths and jewellers.  To be eligible to apply, all work must have been designed and made in the UK by the applicant themselves, include precious metal(s) and comply with the UK Hallmarking Act.
We will be offering 10 free graduate stands with bursaries; more details and eligibility requirements are in the application form.
For the opportunity to apply for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2013, please request a form by emailing your name and your postal address to:

Forms will be emailed back to you. Further information about the Fair will be included in the application form.
Unless requested otherwise, we will automatically add your details to the Goldsmiths’ Company mailing list, or if you are already listed, the details you provide will overwrite any previous address we may have. If you know someone else that would be interested in exhibiting at the Fair, please feel free to forward this email.
Completed application forms should be returned to Goldsmiths’ Hall by 5pm Thursday 28th February 2013 either by hand or by post (no applications will be accepted by email).


Joanne Dodd
Promotion Administrator
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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 9, 2013 at 5:00am
Entries now open for PJ Treasure comp 2013
Chance for new jewellers to win a free stand at June selling show.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2013 at 4:18am

 Cockpit Arts Setting Up Bursaries

In recognition of how difficult it can be for designer-makers at the start of their career to make the leap from working from home to taking a place at Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Arts have developed a number of bursaries that will specifically assist designer makers who have set up in the last three years. 

Bursaries will be made to selected applicants who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit as well as creative excellence and craft skill and are seeking support to take their business to the next level. The Bursaries contribute towards a place at Cockpit for one year and include studio space, business development support and selling & promotional opportunities.

Each Bursary is worth £2,000 against the cost of the Cockpit Arts incubator package, with the remaining £2,000 fee being provided by the Bursary winners, payable on a monthly basis.

Deadline for applications: Friday 1 February

Interviews: Friday 8 February

Programme start March 2013

For more information or to download an application pack visit: or contact 


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2013 at 4:14am
Rising Stars 2013: Call for artists and makers
Rising Stars 2013 at the New Ashgate Gallery fosters and champions students and recent graduates of BA and MA Fine and Applied Arts programmes across the UK. The Rising Stars exhibition aims to enable new artists and makers to access the market place and customers during these challenging economic times. The programme includes a national symposium with top speakers and small group practical workshops for skills development. There will also be a Rising Stars catalogue and an educational film that may be used as promotional tools and to find other opportunities after the Rising Stars project.
Rising Stars takes place on 22 March – 4 May 2013 and is supported by the Billmier Charitable Trust.
Submissions are invited from:
• undergraduates
• postgraduates
• recent graduates (who completed study within the past 18 months)
• artists with a significant career break, relaunching their career
Apply by email:
• CV (max. 2 pages)
• Statement (two paragraphs about you and your practice, max. 300 words)
• 3-4 images of work (JPEG, max. 1MB in size, include titles in file names)
Email your application to Director at with Rising Stars 2013 in the subject field.
The deadline for applications: Sunday 20 January 2013
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 6, 2013 at 4:13am
Andover Museum Open Art Exhibition: Call for entries
2 Feb – 16 March 2013
The exhibition is open to all amateur* artists living, working or studying within the Borough of Test Valley. Entries selected for the exhibition will be hung in the Exhibitions Gallery at Andover Museum.
A maximum of three works can be submitted at £3 per artwork.
Andover Museum are seeking a wide range of art, including paintings, textile art, photographs and crafts – the only condition is that it can be hung on a wall on open display (see below for rules on presentation and hanging).
*Amateur for the purposes of this exhibition means artists who are not wholly earning their living from their art.
Entry forms
All entries must be on the official form, available from the Museum or downloaded from -museum
The popularity of this exhibition means that not all works submitted can be shown. All entries will be judged by an independent panel.
The judges decision is final and the Museum cannot enter into discussion about individual entries or artists.
Submission forms should be returned to Andover Museum by Saturday 19 January 2013. Art Work should be submitted to Andover Museum on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January 2013. The Museum is open between 10am and 4pm.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 4, 2013 at 9:45am
Getting Started 2013

This year the graduate event 'Getting Started' will be located for the first time at The Goldsmiths' Centre. The selected delegates come from universities around the country and will participate in one week of interactive seminars, workshops and guest speaker events. Advice offered will include how to create an expert CV, understanding the retail and manufacturing industry, building a brand, pricing your work and much more. The graduates will also have the opportunity to visit the Goldsmiths' Hall where they will take part in library sessions, a tour around the assay office and a seminar on the registration process and logo services. For more information on this event please contact Helen Dobson:
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 3, 2013 at 12:50pm
You can read more about what is happening at the revere academy spaces here:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 3, 2013 at 3:07am

Opening: Thursday 17 January 17.30 (to 17 March 2013)


Galleri Kirkeristen: Matter out of place

Exhibitors: Margit Flaa, Annika Isaksson Pirtti

Opening: Wednesday 16 January 19.00 (to 10 February 2013)


Kunsthåndverkerne i Kongensgate: LightSpot


Opening: Saturday 12 January 13.00 (to 10 February 2013)


Kunstnerforbundet: Natural Wonders

Exhibitor: Ingjerd Hanevold

Opening: Thursday 10 January 18.00 (to 3 February 2013)


Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Galleri Seilduken: KL!NK & friends present The Black of Night

Opening: Friday 18 January 17.00 (to 21 January 2013)


Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Søylegalleriet: Galerie Marzee (NL) presents young Nordic jewellers

Opening: Friday 18 January 17.00


Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Presentation of workshop results by Ted Noten og colleagues

Opening: Friday 18 January 17.00

RAM galleri 

RAM Galleri: The cloud, the wave and the koi remix

Exhibitor: Camilla Luihn

Opening: Thursday 17 January 17.30 (to 17 February 2013)


Vigelandmuseet: Aftermath of Art Jewellery

Opening: Thursday 17 January 19.30 (to 10 February 2013)


Visual presentations in public space by kulturbyrået Mesén


Windows at Fridtjof Nansens plass 6 and Tordenskiolds gate 6

Opening: Saturday 19 January outside reception 11.00 (to 20 January 2013)

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 31, 2012 at 11:21am
Happy New year to all the new and old ACJ-ers. Hope 2013 is creative, fun, happy and much better than 2012. Keep in touch and hope our adventures cross over again soon. Godt Nyttår til dere alle.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 30, 2012 at 4:25am
The Real and the Virtual
Duration: 28 minutes
First broadcast: Saturday 29 December 2012
Digital technology has given us a new realm to operate in, but is the border between the real and the virtual becoming increasingly blurred? And what's the role of maths in helping us to make sense of things, both real and virtual?

In this episode of the ideas discussion programme, Bridget Kendall brings together three people whose work takes them close to the dividing line of the tangible and intangible worlds. From Jerusalem, the Israeli digital innovator Eyal Gever uses 3D imaging software to create stunning models of simulated catastrophes, from Boston the American professor Robert Kaplan explores the way that maths gives expression to virtual ideas, and in the studio the British ceramicist Edmund de Waal describes his love of hand-crafted, physical objects and how they connect people through time.

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