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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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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 6:25am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 21, 2019 at 6:17am

MAKING FORM: CONTEMPORARY BRITISH FINE METALWORK

By Kenneth Quickenden and Lee Hewett

Publisher Birmingham City University

 

This publication critically explores the revival of British fine metalwork by designer-makers since roughly the 1970s. It demonstrates many strengths: the increase in that period in the number of practitioners, the creative use of a wider range of metals, the supplementing of traditional techniques with newer ones, design innovation and a wide range of products, with much emphasis on art objects; all of that, taken together, has transformed the craft. This success has been underpinned by a number of supports: government initiatives, assay offices, livery companies, professional associations, exhibitions and education, though there are increasing concerns about the availability of funding for craft teaching. That, and pressures created by periods of economic difficulty, offer challenges to a craft which is expensive, and raise anxieties about the future. But over the period covered by the book, Britain has re-established fine metalwork and has earned itself a strong international reputation.

The book is substantial, scholarly and attractive. It contains roughly 70,000 words, including over 900 footnotes. Apart from eight chapters, there is a bibliography and a glossary. There are 230 still and moving images.

The publication is an e-book priced at £5. The book will appear on-line in October 2019 on iBooks (an Apple platform designed to work on iPads). A downloadable version for other platforms (Android/Windows) will be available at a later date from a dedicated website.

A launch will be held at the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University from 5pm to 7pm on 17 October 2019. Apart from the authors, contributions to discussion will also be made by some prominent fine metalworkers.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2019 at 9:36am
Open Call for the IV Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated Exhibition
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2019 at 9:36am
Open Call for the IV Contemporary Goldsmithing and Jewelry Curated Exhibition
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 17, 2019 at 8:24am
CRAFT: CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN
 
Become part of our curated selection of contemporary makers presenting their beautiful handmade pieces to the trade in January.
 
At Top Drawer, we understand the importance of uniqueness in designers like yourself, and that's why CRAFT brings together some extraordinary leading names and new designers across jewellery, ceramics, glass, fashion, textiles and mixed media.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 16, 2019 at 12:13pm
Contemporary art exhibition opens at Stonehenge
 
Conversations in Making is the first contemporary art exhibition at Stonehenge Visitor Centre, and features 40 silver and copper vessels made by applied artist Linda Brothwell. It will be open daily to visitors from 24 May - 24 November 2019.
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/search-news/linda-brot...(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_1_12_2018_COPY_01)&mc_cid=02344f3698&mc_eid=7ca5d70cc2
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 16, 2019 at 12:03pm
 
Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery NEWS
brand new studio location.
 
And some really good news about funding which may be available for some students to attend our classes.
Free of charge!
 
We now offer residential classes with comfortable accommodation on-site in one of the best towns in Cornwall.
Lostwithiel!
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 14, 2019 at 9:03am

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 13, 2019 at 5:05am
The LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize is open to artists of all ages and nationalities, regardless of experience or reputation. The Prize is judged on the strength of the work and values those who are pushing the boundaries of craft.
The 2019 edition produced our youngest winner to date in Genta Ishizuka, whilst the special mentions, Harry Morgan and Kazuhito Takadoi, have enjoyed unprecedented exposure through the Craft Prize.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 13, 2019 at 5:02am
 
Rado supports the next generation of young British designers with the third edition of Rado Star Prize UK. Stop by the show from 19-22 September to vote for your favourite project.
 

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