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 January 30, 2020 at 3:08pm

Open Call for the Platinum Jewellery Design Competition 2020 https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/open-call-platinum-jewellery-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 8:25am
Collect 2020 Volunteer Opportunity
 
We are looking for volunteers to support our Collect Fair being held at Somerset House in London, from 27th Feb- 1st March 2020.
 
Collect presents an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy exquisite craft-led works by artists and makers represented by British and international galleries. Filling three wings of Somerset House, Collect profiles the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind contemporary craft, featuring works in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles alongside makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques.
 
Collect forms a key part of the Crafts Council’s work to make the UK the best place to create, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. To find out more about Collect and the Crafts Council, visit www.collect2020.org.uk
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 8:23am
Crafts Council Gallery Volunteer opportunity
 
We are looking for enthusiastic people to welcome visitors to our new space, the Crafts Council Gallery.
 
In March 2020, we will open a new home for craft, which will house our own collection of craft pieces from the last 50 years. There will be an exciting range of exhibitions, plus talks, seminars and workshops. We want the Crafts Council Gallery to be a space for everyone to be inspired by craft....
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 8:03am
3D Design Lecturer
Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts https://www.catscolleges.com/careers/vacancies,3d-design-lecturer_1...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 8:01am

Open Call for Land Jewelry 2020 Artist residency https://klimt02.net/events/open-calls/open-call-land-jewelry-artist...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 7:59am
An Exchange Student’s Research on Urushi
 
In 2011/12 I had the chance to spend 10 months as an exchange student at Toyama University’s Faculty of Art and Design, Takaoka campus in Japan. One of the things I spent most of my time with there, was to learn the basics of working with Japanese lacquer – urushi. Since I found there to be a lack of literature on the “how to” of urushi in English and the western world in general, I decided to put some of things I learned into a short research paper.
 
“An Exchange Students Research on Urushi” gives an overview of the basic materials and tools used when working with Japanese lacquer, as well as a step by step guide of how to create an urushi surface according to how I was taught to do it in my time as an exchange student. You can freely download the research paper from the link in the heading above, and while I am only a beginner and learner myself, I hope it gives some insight into the actual “how” of working with this wonderful material.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 7:53am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 7:42am
Space/Craft. An Eye into Stephen Bottomley's Praxis. Exhibition Review by Nantia Koulidou
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 7:01am
We're Hiring!
 
Fancy joining our team at the Institute of Making?
 
We are recruiting a Makespace Technician (Maternity Cover); someone to help run our workshop, and to help our members make stuff. Four days per week, job shares considered.
 
Deadline for applications:
5 February at 23:59pm
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 26, 2020 at 6:59am

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ACJ has launched a new webshop here. You can purchase the Connections | Connessioni exhibition catalogue, paper & PDF copies of the latest issue of Findings and the Marjan Unger book "Jewellery in Context - A multi-disciplinary framework…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for entries for the ACJ 2020 exhibition Glasshouses. The exhibition will be hosted by the Vittoria Street Gallery at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, in September & October. More details…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connected to the Connections exhibition there will be a special one-day jesmonite course on 5 March at the City of Glasgow College. Cost £60 including materials. The course is nearly full so email projects@acj.org.uk soon to book your place…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Connections Connessioni special opening event on the 19th February. Anne Walker and Simone Nolden will be giving presentations about their work and practice. Tickets: £8 for ACJ members…"
Saturday

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