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: 67
Latest Activity: on Sunday

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 on Sunday. 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 November 19, 2019 at 10:23am
11/20
Wednesday
Wed. November 20, 2019
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Students will work with 3D printing, clay model making, and traditional jewelry techniques to create a capsule collection of jewelry objects with guest designer Jocelyn DeSisto. View full event details here.
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 15, 2019 at 3:26am
US Ethical Gem Fair (Tucson 2020)
next year in Tucson, Arizona, where we will be part of the greatest gem and jewellery event on the planet.
 
From February 3rd to 6th, 2020, we will be running a gem fair with fellow gemstone suppliers Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems), Monica Stephenson (ANZA Gems), Jay Moncada and Jared Amadeo Holstein (Perpetuum Jewels), Brian Cook (Nature's Geometry) and Hewan Iwedi in Tucson from the 3rd to the 6th February 2020.
 
For more details and to register for a free ticket, please click the link below.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:57am

Winter Exhibition
Private View Wednesday 13th November 2019 from 6pm - 9pm
Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th November 2019 from 11am - 5pm


The Garden House, Long Hill, The Sands, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1NQ
07799 066230

www.magpiecontemporaryart.co.uk 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:44am

Hands-On Cove Park, is a programme of creative events, workshops and talks for people in the local area. Find out more about the programme and sign up for updates here. http://covepark.org/hands-on/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:37am

Jewellery Hot Benching:

Hire an individual bench including use of tools & equipment (materials not included)

Available Monday - Friday 9am-5pm:

£20 Full Day | £12 Half Day | £6 Additional Hours

£25 Induction (required if new to Making Space)

Craft Studio Co-Work:

Need a creative / messy space to work? Co-work in our Craft Studio (max of 4 makers)

Available Monday - Friday 9am-5pm:

£18 Full Day | £10 Half Day | £6 Additional Hours

Craft Studio Exclusive Hire:

Need of much larger space? You can exclusively hire the whole Craft Studio:

Available Monday - Friday 9am-5pm:

£50 Full Day | £30 Half Day

Available Saturday - Sunday 9am-5pm:

£100 Full Day | £60 Half Day

Workshop Space Hire:

Both our Craft and Jewellery Studios can be hired out by makers who are interested in running their own fee paying workshops, classes or courses.

Available Monday - Friday 9am-5pm:

£80 Full Day | £45 Half Day

Available Saturday - Sunday 9am-5pm:

£160 Full Day | £90 Half Day

Kiln Hire:

Did you know we have 2 kilns on site? Fire your own work here.

£20 per firing

https://makingspace.org/craft-studios-for-hire/?utm_source=hs_email...GnXN1GGjUht7_IoOMsQ&_hsmi=79282263

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:35am

Free Craft Sessions at Making Space #ThanksToYou

This month sees the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery and, with it, the Heritage Lottery Fund. Making Space has benefitted from the Fund and run two brilliant heritage project and now, as part of the National Lottery's 25th birthday celebrations, we are opening up our craft studio for a week of free craft sessions, to say #thankstoyou to all Lottery players.

From 25-29th November, between 10am and 12noon, our Craft Studio will be free to use. Bring along your own project or make use of the materials we have here.

All you need to gain entry is a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard! For full terms and conditions and to find out more about this event, https://makingspace.org/thankstoyou/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_me...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:31am

Measured Making

The #150mm Challenge

30th November 2019 - 18th January 2020

Exhibition Opens Saturday 30th November 12-2pm

The #150mm Challenge is a celebration of process, material, creativity and ingenuity in forged metal. It began when Hereford College of Arts lecturer Ambrose Burne set his students a ‘warm-up’ exercise, one that he regularly sets himself, to create something interesting out of a small rectangular piece of steel, 150mm x 20 mm square. The students had three weeks to design and make something using only the specified quantity of material

The challenge went on to catch the interest of blacksmiths around the world and Measured Making features 240 artworks from 19 countries. The artworks varied from playful figurative models to functional tools and abstract sculptures, demonstrating a diverse, creative and technical exploration of form and concept, made in response to the challenge.

The #150mm Challenge continues to connect an international community of blacksmiths, revealing a rich diversity of practice and discourse. https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?u=f9762e0bca4dd19f3b4f1f1ce&i...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:25am

Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Bursaries

Every year SAOS is delighted to offer a few bursaries to artists that have not participated in open studios before, with a view to helping early career artists. Surrey Artists’ Open Studios aims to be as inclusive as possible to all artists + makers based in Surrey + its borders. We realise the importance of supporting the local artist community + these annual bursaries provide an affordable platform for emerging artists.

Our winners will be eligible for free entry to the Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Summer event 2020, worth £80, as well as free entry to one of our training courses for 2019-20: e.g. 'How to promote you and your work', worth £25.

Winning artists will need to register as a SAOS member in order to participate in these opportunities. Annual membership is £50 and you can register on www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk

Deadline is

Tues 15th Nov 2019.

To apply please email 3 images of your work together with an outline of your artistic practice and an explanation of what a bursary would mean for you.

Please send to Caitlin at: info@surreyopenstudios.org.uk

Artists will be informed of the outcome by 20 November to allow registration before the deadline of Thursday 5 December.

(Registration opens 1 Nov and closes 5 Dec 2019).

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 11:22am
Final call for applications: a-n Artist Bursaries 2020
 
APPLY NOW! Only 10 days left until the application deadline.
 
a-n The Artists Information Company is offering 50+ bursaries of £500 – £1,500 to Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake self-determined professional development in 2020. We know that targeted funding at the right time in an artist’s career can make all the difference – so why not put together a plan to make things happen for you in 2020?
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 12, 2019 at 10:26am
INTERVIEW
LOVE JONSSON ON SMYCKOTEKET (JEWELIBRARY)
Rian Design Museum's Jewelry-Lending Program
by Nathalie Mornu
 
The Rian Design Museum, in Falkenberg, Sweden, is taking the concept of lending jewelry in a revolutionary direction for our field. Soon, with a program called Smyckoteket, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to borrow a piece of contemporary art jewelry. (“Smyckoteket” is a portmanteau that translates as “jewelibrary.”) The point is to make borrowing a piece of jewelry as easy as borrowing a library book. More people will become familiar with art jewelry by having the opportunity to interact with and wear the work, making it more accessible to the public.https://artjewelryforum.org/love-j%C3%B6nsson-on-smyckoteket-jeweli...
 

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