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 April 19, 2020 at 8:13am

HS Walsh: Are still dispatching orders Monday to Friday. You can place or orders by email, phone or online. Free shipping on web orders over £50. Phone orders: 01959 543660   mail@hswalsh.com  https://www.hswalsh.com/

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:11am

Fragile - Handle with Care: is a Kickstarter campaign by Jo Garner which centres around vulnerability and mental health. Right now amidst everything that is happening with the Covid-19 virus it seems that we all need to tap in to a sense of connectedness and community. Having good mental health is important for all of us but we must also acknowledge that sometimes, no matter what we do, we still feel a little fragile, and that's okay. You can find out more about the project here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jogarnerfragilepin/fragile-han... and if you would like to contribute in the social media campaign and research follow @jogarnermetal.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:09am

Birmingham Assay Office: some operations will be reopened, with skeleton staff, for Hallmarking and AnchorCert Pro testing on Thursday 16th April and Friday 17th April. More details https://theassayoffice.com/news/11968/covid-19-information-for-our-...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 8:08am
We are sorry to announce the death of Nannette Bowers-Stel who was a long time member of the ACJ. She sadly passed away on 23rd March after some months fighting cancer. Our condolences go out to her family at this difficult time.  
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 7:57am

Calling all Jewellers, Ceramicists, Glass artists, Designers and Makers

This is an Invitation to you!

Take part in my Lockdown Challenge

A Virtual Exhibition

#Unityinisolation2020

 

The Theme is Unity in Isolation

Produce a piece of jewellery Inspired by the theme Unity In Isolation.

Incorporate Colour and/or Texture in the piece you produce.

 

Your challenge is to use any material that you can find in your home, for some people this will be easy as they may have a good stock of materials, but for others it may be a bit more challenging.

I would like to encourage you to use materials that you would not normally use in your practice. But this is not obligatory.

 

As the waters clear in Venice, the smog has lifted in China and wild goats have reclaimed the villages in Wales. Let’s give some love to the earth by reusing, upscaling and recycling the materials we have in our home to create something precious.

 

Look around your home.

Are there any materials?

Do you have any materials that you can make jewellery from?

What are materials?

Metal, wool, cotton, fabric, plastic, wood, clay, glass, pebbles sea glass, stones, paper, cardboard, plaster, sellotape, fimo, playdoh, tins, concrete, resin or tissue paper.

 

Have a look in your recycling bin, whats in there?

Tins, cardboard, egg boxes, paper, tinfoil maybe plastic

 

Have a look in your keepsake box if you have one, whats in there?

Most people have found objects like drift wood, pebbles or sea glass, I don’t think I’ve met anyone who could resist picking up a beautiful shell or pebble from a beach.

 

Can jewellery be made from any material or does it have to be made from metal and stones?

 

Can it be precious if it is not?

 

Wearable or non wearable jewellery can be made from any material and can still be skilfully made, it can be beautiful, striking, tactile, colourful, enjoyed, treasured and precious.

 

The end product should be photographed as you want it to be worn (you could also include a 10 second video clip if you feel the viewer would benefit from this)

A brief account of your thought process- this could be in the form of a process story board or a Maximum of 60 words

 

The deadline for your submission is 8th May 2020

 

Please post your submissions on your Instagram page.

Tag me in @bekkie_ora or jewellery_bekkieoracheeseman and #unityinisolation2020

email me your submissions at Bekkie.orac@outlook.com

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 7:49am

https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=431ad77055&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2


Coronavirus resources for practitioners and organisations

[updated 16 April 2020]

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 7:43am

Join AJF Wednesday, April 22, 2020,for a new AJF Live series, Artists Interview Artists. Bruce Metcalf and Anna Talbot feature in the inaugural edition of this online event. Free, and open to members and non-members alike!


What time?

9 a.m. PST: San Francisco

10 a.m. MST: Denver, Mexico City

11 p.m. CST: San Antonio

12 p.m. EST: Toronto, NYC, Santiago

1 p.m.: Buenos Aires

5 p.m.: London

6 p.m.: Oslo, Paris, Capetown, Brussels

7 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Israel, Estonia

11:00 p.m.: Thailand

1 a.m. on April 23: Korea, Japan

2 a.m. on April 23: Sydney


For more information, and to register, follow this link. https://artjewelryforum.org/organizations/ajf-events-and-trips

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 19, 2020 at 7:41am

Nineteen48 -Working with Kandy Kids in Sri Lanka


In February and March, Steve from Kandy Kids was in Sri Lanka as usual, helping out a number of children's homes, orphanages, and underprivileged families, mostly in the areas around Negombo and Kandy. Steve used the funds raised since his previous visit to provide food, clothes, school books and other essential items to as many children as possible.


Thanks to the amazing contributions from our generous sponsors and the money raised from numerous car boot sales and other activities in 2019, Steve was able to continue the work he started way back in 2007.


We are very proud to partner with Kandy Kids and, this year, Stuart was also able to volunteer a little bit of his time as a painter and decorator!


We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who buy gemstones from us and allow us to support good causes like Kandy Kids.


You can read more about this year's activities on our blog - https://www.nineteen48.com/blog/kandy-kids-keeps-up-its-good-work-i...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 11, 2020 at 8:08am
HOCP at HOME
In response to the current health crisis we are delighted to launch HOCP at HOME.
Cancelling our forthcoming programme at Cove Park has been unfortunate but we are delighted to offer Hands-On workshops online while you are all at home. We have commissioned a number of our former residents to create short films which we hope will give an insight into their work and provide inspiration for projects you can do at home. These will air every Saturday over the next few weeks.
The first - presented by visual artist Hrafnhildur Hallsdottir and edited by Duncan Marquiss - will go live this Saturday, 11 April, at 10.00am on the https://www.facebook.com/handsoncovepark/
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on April 11, 2020 at 8:01am
 

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