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 Saturday

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 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 December 31, 2019 at 11:10am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 31, 2019 at 11:08am

Symposium: different colours of contemporary silverwork! http://www.divaantwerp.be/en/visit/events-exhibitions/diva-symposiu...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 31, 2019 at 11:06am
possibility to be our guest and exhibit with us at SCHMUCK Munich 2020. You will get the opportunity to take part in this vibrant event and you have the chance to show your work at the hotspot during SCHMUCK Munich. So be our guest, show us your BLING and send us your GEM, which expresses a festive spirit.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2019 at 7:08am

The new Crafts Council gallery opening in Spring 2020! Crafts Council UK https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/the-new-crafts-council-ga...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=c83261da1f&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2019 at 7:05am

Melanie's creative process involves using original illustrations printed onto metal, often combining these with other materials or found objects. Multi-layered, detailed and colourful, her pieces can be seen as three-dimensional illuminated manuscripts. https://www.itv.com/itvcreates?utm_source=Permanent+-+Comms&utm...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=c83261da1f&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2019 at 6:58am
Gallery Ra Closes its doors today: Owner Paul Derrez opened Galerie Ra in 1976 and since then he has been the driving force in developing the gallery into a leading establishment for jewellery design.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2019 at 6:51am

Applications are invited from all craftspeople and makers from around the world for the International Kogei Award in Toyama, offering 4,000,000 yen (£28,000*) in awards + the opportunity to collaborate with craftspeople in Japan

Applications close 27 January 2020

Toyama Prefecture in Japan has launched the International Kogei Award in Toyama to create opportunities for networking and collaboration with craftspeople and makers across the world, and from there, to paint a new future vision for the world of craft. The awards are open to artists, craftspeople and designers aged 50 and under. It offers a prize pool of over £28,000*, the opportunity to have work exhibited in Japan and to be invited to the exchange program and collaborative production program with local craftspeople and companies in Toyama in or after 2021.

Entry is free and open to craftspeople and makers around the world practicing KOGEI (artisan crafts), who are introducing the art created only by KOGEI, which consists of two elements inextricably connected - tradition and innovation.

Application method: Enter via the website: https://kogeiaward.jp/en/

For an application guide, visit https://kogeiaward.jp/en/application.html

To find out more about the judges, visit https://kogeiaward.jp/en/judge.html

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2019 at 6:48am
Craft in Focus 2020 Calendar
 
Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall - 28 February - 1 March
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RHS Garden Wisley - 29 April - 3 May
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, Trentham Gardens - 11-14 June
Celebrating Ceramics, Waterperry Gardens - 17-19 July
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RHS Garden Hyde Hall - 28-31 August
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, Hever Castle - 10-13 September
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, Crowthorne - 23-25 October
Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, Winchester - 13-15 November
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, Winchester - 13-15 November
Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, West Horsley Place - 25-29 November
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2019 at 6:33am
Date Letter V for 2020
The inclusion of the date letter in the hallmark started in 1478 (the same year the Assay Office was founded).
 
It is now a non-compulsory element of the hallmark, but we apply it as standard in our Full Traditional Hallmark. The date letter changes annually on January 1st. The font, case, and shield shape all change so each can only indicate one specific year. All date punches are destroyed at the end of the year. https://www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/hallmarking/uk-hallmarks
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 21, 2019 at 5:44am
 

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"CRAFT IN FOCUS: Cancellation of Wisley Craft Fair Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year's Spring Contemporary Craft Fair due to be held at RHS Garden Wisley (29 April-3 May). We apologise for any inconvenience and we are very sad that…"
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