The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


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.


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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 



• 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 October 8, 2011 at 10:17am

dates: 19 November 2011
price: £Weekend tickets £7, Conc £5 (Advance only)
venue: Wilde Theatre
Enjoy and explore handmade crafts from a ...


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 29, 2011 at 1:18pm

Great Northern Events is a not-for-profit company established to champion and promote high quality craft via the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Spinningfields.
The event which attracted over 6000 visitors in 2010 is back for its 4th year providing cutting edge contemporary craft to buy from over 140 selected designer-makers in ceramics, glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, wood, silver and more. Visitors can spend the day in a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere, chat to the makers about their work and buy or commission pieces directly from them.
Great Northern Events take no commissions on sales

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 29, 2011 at 1:02pm

San Francisco Open Studios is this weekend!

Join us 10 metal and jewelry artists from the Metal Arts Guild at a group space in the Mission
Saturday Oct 1st, 12-7pm, Sunday Oct 2nd 12-5pm
724 Valencia Street near Mission Cheese, San Francicso





Upcoming Events

October and November...

Feathers Leather and Chain Class at Workshop SF
Workshop SF, San Francisco, CA - Tuesday October 11th and Wednesday November 2nd, 7:30-10:00pm
Come learn basic jewelry skills to make earrings and necklaces. This is a super fun class at a great workspace. Just a few spots left, follow WorkshopSF link to sign up...

MOveMENT Exhibition
724 Valancia Street, San Francisco - Showing November 4th - 17th, Opening Reception 11th, 7 - 10PM
See details at:

Forging Communities
One Day Symposium, Oakland, CA - Saturday November 12th
A great event put on by the Metal Arts Guild. Sign up on MAG's site. And look real close to see which one is my hand on the poster! Hint... I think I am holding the most dangerous tool of the group.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 26, 2011 at 2:02pm

Do you want to design a jewelry line and have someone else produce and market it for free?

Well it's your lucky day! Gen Art and Palladium Alliance International (PAI) are on the search to challenge an emerging, hip, and innovative jewelry designer to create a line of jewelry utilizing Palladium - fashion's emerging metal!  Your 6 piece collection will be produced in this lightweight, naturally white and luxurious precious metal, marketed and sold through a partnership with Gemvara.  The line will also be featured in a national ad campaign, publicized to the industry and recognized at Gen Art's Fresh Faces in Fashion Show during Fashion Week LA.

Get those creative juices flowing as you only have a couple weeks to show us what you've got!  Submissions are dueOctober 10th.

To learn more and to submit, go to 


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 24, 2011 at 5:14am

New Ashgate Gallery Brochure attached!


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 23, 2011 at 9:45am

COLLECT 2012: Project Space applications are now due

The Project Space provides a unique opportunity for individual artists or collaborations to launch exciting new bodies of work or special projects within the prominence of COLLECT, returning to the Saatchi Gallery, London from 11-14 May 2012.

This is a reminder to submit your applications by 5pm, 3 October 2011.Application packs are available online or call Sam on 0207 806 2532 or Matt on 0207 806 2510 to discuss your application further.

Download your application pack 

Principal Gallery applications have now closed, thank you to those of you who have applied. Details of participating galleries for COLLECT will be annouced later in the year.

COLLECT will return to the Saatchi Gallery, London from 11-14 M ay 2012. Ticketing details will be available early next year. 



Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 22, 2011 at 1:51am

Learn How to Get into Galleries and Sell Your Art

Attend the Portland "Starving" to Successful workshop for Free (a $59 value)

Over the last several weeks, I have sent you invitations to attend my "Starving" to Successful workshop in Portland. The workshop is next Monday evening, and as we near the date I wanted to extend a special invitation to you to attend this comprehensive art career workshop for free.

During the presentation, I am going to share with you concrete step you can take to prepare yourself and your artwork for gallery representation. 

You will learn:

  • how much work you need to have ready before approaching galleries
  • how to create a consistent body of work and how to organize it
  • how to price your art,
  • how to format your portfolio.
  • how to build your resume

I will also help you determine the best markets for your art - choose the most appropriate galleries for your work in the market, and how to get your portfolio into the hands of a gallery decision-maker.

And much more.

This invitation to attend for free is limited to the first 30 people who respond, so if you can commit to come, please email me right away. There is no catch or hidden fee. 

Free admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your space, simply email me directly at Please, only email me to register if you are sure you will be able to attend. While there is no cost for admission, space is limited, so please email me at your earliest convenience.


Portland "Starving" to Successful Workshop
Monday, September 26th, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Comfort Inn Portland
8225 Northeast Wasco Street, Portland, OR 97220

Please let me know if you have any questions. You can learn more about the workshop by going to

Have a friend you feel might like to attend as well? Don't hesitate to pass this email along or post it to your FaceBook page or Twitter. I am happy to sign up your friends until the space is full.


J. Jason Horejs
Xanadu Galler


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2011 at 1:15pm


100% Materials is the place for innovation-hungry designers and architects who are looking to be stimulated and inspired for future architectural and interior design projects.

100% Materials provides a dedicated platform within 100% Design for suppliers and manufacturers of innovative and new materials, surfaces, components and processes to present their products to an audience of over 20,000 specifiers.

This is the most interactive section of the show with samples and workshops encouraging visitors to touch and explore. .uk/page.cfm/link=666

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2011 at 1:07pm



Following its successful integration into the London Design Festival last year, Origin: The Contemporary Craft Fair will return to Old Spitalfields Market from 22-28 September 2011.

Origin offers a rare opportunity to see and buy a diverse range of high quality, original craft from over 200 makers in one convenient location. Disciplines range from ceramics, furniture, metalwork and glass, to fashion accessories, jewellery and knitwear.

Situating Origin in a vibrant location in the creative East End and during the London Design Festival, has brought new audiences to this established event and highlighted the huge appetite for craft within the design industry.


Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 20, 2011 at 1:02pm

Entries Invited - 
"Winter Wonders" 
- 10 Nov - 2 Jan
Artists and makers are invited to submit entries for a selling exhibition to be held at Obsidian Art Gallery in Stoke Mandeville, Bucks 


We are inviting entries for our upcoming Christmas exhibition - "Winter Wonders".
This exhibition is loosely themed around WINTER oand CHRISTMAS - be it just the feel, the colours, or the subject or theme, and we welcome work from any British makers & artists working in any medium.
If in doubt about the suitability of your work just email or call.
No entry fee or hanging fee.

The gallery commission is 45% on sales of original art and 50% on sales of reproduction prints & cards.
All work must be for sale and the artist must be based in the UK.
EntryDeadlineEntry Deadline : Monday 10 October

The exhibition runs from Thursday 10 November to Monday 2 January.

Hand-In dates for accepted work : Sunday 6 November or Monday 7 November.

Email images (max 2MB per email please) along with details on
Approximate Sizes; &
Price Guide
or complete the entry form - click HERE to download. 


For full terms & conditions 
e-mail , visit the gallery, or send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Obsidian Art, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5XJ.  
Enquiries : 01296 612150 or email 



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