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
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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. 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 10:27am
Open Call for Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition 2020
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2019 at 10:26am
NYC Jewelry Week
November 18th – 24th, 2019
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on November 19, 2019 at 10:25am
Karl Fritsch: Jewelry on the Edge
Wed. November 20, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Celebrate NYC Jewelry Week with Cooper Hewitt and Munich-based artist Karl Fritsch. Playful and tough, intricate and coarse, Fritsch’s avant-garde pieces challenge the concept of what jewelry, and sculpture, can be. Join us for a presentation and lively discussion of Fritsch’s work along with Jeanne Greenberg and Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Curator of Contemporary Design. https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/karl-fritsch-jewelry-on-the-edge...
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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...

 

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