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
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Jul 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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Help us help Jewellers

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 June 22, 2019 at 12:22pm
Saturday Extravaganza: Crazy Materials Golf
Date: Saturday 6th July
Time: 1-5pm
Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE Map
It's free, open to all, no bookings, just drop in from 1pm. Gates close at 5pm.
Bring your A-game and your love of materials to our ultimate summery Extravaganza, which is free and all about materials science, design and miniature golf. We will be putting on a wealth of activities with plentiful materials as well as an actual crazy golf course with imaginative and surprising golf holes in true Institute of Making style.
The day will include hands-on activities including spherification by unbeatable science duo Andres Tretiakov and Jess Wade, pencil modification by designers Silo Studio, as well as exploring the nature of kinetic sand, artificial grass, optics and angles, with surprising ball-themed refreshments by Pandan Bakery at a terrific 19th hole....
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 17, 2019 at 6:47am
What are you thinking about? Submit a proposal with your article idea to be considered for publication on AJF. Be a part of the conversation.
The next submission deadline is September 3, 2019.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 1:12pm
FREE LIVE Q&A this Tuesday, June 18th, 4:30 pm Eastern
Sustainable Metalsmithing Practice with Sarah duPont, Rachael Eplee, Susan Keane, and Christina Miller
This online event is FREE thanks to support from the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. (Even though it is free, please register. During checkout you do not need to enter your credit card details unless you are purchasing additional items.)
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:55am

Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 BA Graduates and MA Postgraduates

Craftspace returns to Birmingham Cathedral Square for the ninth year with In:Site, commissioning newly graduated and emerging makers to produce temporary site specific, participatory or publicly engaged artworks.

Working outdoors and responding to the architecture, people or heritage of Cathedral Square, each maker has a day to make their creative intervention on-site, turning the making process into a performance, gradually filling the grounds with artworks and installations.

Past commissions have included casting jewellery from cracks in paving slabs, contemporary lace pieces on trees inspired by tracking people’s movements around the park, and a pop up clay garden with contributions from the public growing throughout the day.

What’s involved?

Festival runs 5th-7th September 2019

£150 commission award plus materials

Travel expenses paid

Up to 12 commission opportunities

Open to 2018 & 2019 graduates and post graduates

Selection panel of industry professionals

Work will be on show for the duration of the festival

Elements of the artwork can be prepared in advance of the festival but artists must produce the majority of the artwork on-site over the course.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:50am

Take part at The London Artisan

What we look for in an applicant:

Handmade original products

Commitment and passion for developing your brand

Presentation and professionalism with finished product

Uniqueness in market place

Strong social media presence & PR activity

All Members of Designers/Makers receive a £10 discount off any date booked at the market, for further information about becoming a D/M Member please visit:

All designer makers selected to take part have their own profile with link on this website and are featured on The London Artisan Instagram account and Facebook page (17,000+ followers).

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:48am
Now Fellowship are now open.
Based in Nottingham (UK), Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation. We work with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life.
The Near Now Fellowship is our artistic and professional development programme which, through curiosity and discovery, helps pioneering artists to explore and realise bold ideas.
See our Studio page for information about previous Near Now Fellows.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:46am
Work in Progress – SPACE will be opening 35 studios for artists, makers and creative businesses in Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford. This is a great opportunity for artists working in Redbridge and we are hoping to reach out to local artists looking for studio space. Due to be completed by summer 2019, these studios are on the second and third floor. Please note that although there is lift access, it is not fully DDA compliant. Let us know in your email if you have specific access needs.
We welcome all enquiries, open day viewings will be held when building work is completed (summer 2019). Please email with ‘Redbridge Town Hall’ in the subject header to receive updates and information (an update on building progress will be sent in May).
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:44am
Focus – Next: Deep Play
Application deadline: Mon 24 Jun 10am
Residency: Sep – Dec 2019 & Jan – Mar 2020
SPACE’s Art + Technology programme is looking for the next round of artists for the Focus – Next Residency. UK-based artists and artist duos are invited to apply for a three-month residency at our new Art + Tech studios at SPACE Ilford, Redbridge*.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:41am
TATE is launching a new open call to UK-based designer/makers.
We are looking for objects for the home to be stocked in our Tate Edit shop based at Tate Modern and on our online shop.
Tate Edit is a curated selection of products- some chosen by Tate curators- that are functional and beautiful. Designs submitted should follow the spirit of Tate Edit, being useful and unique.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on June 16, 2019 at 11:33am
Collect Open Applications
Collect 2020 is moving to Somerset House! This means an exciting new space for Collect Open, where work made specifically for the fair will be viewed on the world stage alongside internationally renowned galleries. This platform will help you push your practice to the limits. What are you waiting for?! Apply by 28 June 2019.

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