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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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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 15, 2012 at 9:28am

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 15, 2012 at 9:15am

JEWELLERY AND METALWORKING AT WEST DEAN

 

Why not start the new year by coming on one of our exciting metalworking or jewellery courses and learn a new skill or technique to improve on your existing skills?  There are still a few places left on each of the courses below, suitable for all levels of experience (the welding course is for beginners). If you fancy trying something new such as ring-linking with stones and beads for jewellery, hand engraving on metal or free form metal manipulation to create jewellery, vessels or sculptural forms, don’t delay, book your place now.

 

The new summer brochure will be out at the end of January and is packed with more metalworking and jewellery courses for 2012.  Or you can view courses online at

https://www.westdean.org.uk/CollegeChannel/ShortCourses/Courses/MetalWorking.aspx

 

 

JEWELLERY

 

 

Ring-linking with stones and beads for jewellery

February 24–27 (Course code: LW2537)  £281

Suitable for all

Create an individual piece of jewellery as you master the techniques of chain mail or ring-linking, using semi-precious stones or beads in your design to add colour, pattern and detail.

Tutor:  Alison Evans is well known for her exquisite jewellery based around the techniques of chain mail.

 

SILVERSMITHING

 

Hand engraving on metal

February 3–6 (Course code: LW2491)  £281

Suitable for all

 Take the opportunity to explore the specialist field of hand-engraving as you are introduced to a range of tools and practise various decorative techniques. These include monograms, scrollwork, heraldic devices, piercing and carving, as you work on individual projects.

Tutor:  Wayne Parrott, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, is an experienced teacher and runs an engraving workshop specialising in heraldic work.

 

Moving metal – free form manipulation

February 9–12 (Course Code:  LW2501)  £281  NEW

Suitable for all

 Learn methods for free form metal manipulation to create jewellery, vessels or sculptural forms. Suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced, you explore metal forming through the basic techniques of forming, soldering, annealing and texturing and the more complex procedures of fold forming, raising, anti-clastic raising, planishing, and press forming.

Tutor:  Abigail Brown studied Silversmithing and Jewellery at Loughborough, graduating in 2001. She is now based in Cornwall where she teaches part-time and sells her work nationally.

 

BLACKSMITHING AND METALWORKING

 

Welding and joining ideas

February 22–26 (Course code:  4D2531)  £427

Beginners

 Craftsmanship is the focus of this course, with tuition in various hot and cold methods of metal welding and other joining processes. You learn to make a series of samples, demonstrating techniques such as hot wrapping, torch bending, riveting and abrasion.

Tutor:  Andrew Smith, an experienced artist, craftsman and tutor, trained at the Royal College of Art. He has a large portfolio of architectural commissions, from sculpture to functional metalwork

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

For further information, to request a brochure or to book a place, please visit www.westdean.org.uk/college,  e-mailbookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk  or call 0844 4994408

 

All prices quoted are for the course fee and lunch. Residential options range from £90 for a weekend, £140 for a long weekend and £190 for a 4-day course (includes dinner and breakfast).

Partners who are not attending courses are welcome to stay at the College, sharing a room on a resident only basis, from £63 per night full board.  Subject to availability you can stay for an extra night before or after your course from £50 per night.

SPECIAL OFFER!

Save 5% on all courses booked online for courses in the new Winter Programme.

You will be entitled to a 10% discount on the full cost of your course booking if it is your first course at West Dean (telephone bookings only)

 

 

 

 

Penny Smith | Press Officer

Edward James Foundation Ltd | West Dean 
Chichester | 
West Sussex | PO18 0QZ
DDI 01243 818 301

penny.smith@westdean.org.uk | www.westdean.org.uk

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2012 at 10:02am

INTERWOVEN

12 January – 2 February 2012

Morley Gallery begins 2012 with an exhibition featuring fifteen jewellers and fourteen textile artists from the Art & Design department. This showcase of contemporary work by Morley College tutors reveals the huge talent that inspires students and informs the success of these departments.

The Jewellery section will be showing a diverse and innovative range of work including installation and wall pieces. The exhibition will include work in a wide variety of materials showing the skills and techniques of these very individual artists. Work from our Textile section will include knitting, printed textiles, shibori, hand printed wall paper, quilting, stitch, with a strong emphasis on colour and texture.

www.morleycollege.ac.uk/gallery

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2012 at 9:47am

Making Moves Graduate Placement, Solihull, Solihull MBC
Solihull MBC is seeking an enthusiastic West Midlands based Craft or Design graduate (2 years max),
for a volunteer artist placement at Kingshurst Arts Space in North Solihull (Birmingham border). The
placement offers the opportunity to work alongside the resident designer maker, as part of the Making
Moves craft development initiative.
The residency will run between February and March 2012.
The residency is working in partnership with elderly residents that live independently near to the Arts Space and the
graduate placement will support the artist to deliver making sessions, to encourage greater participation in local
community life.
As well as work experience, the graduate will receive mentoring from the artist and a £500 Graduate Development
Award towards materials and start up costs. They will also have the opportunity to develop new idea for work to be
included in the Making Moves touring exhibition.
We are asking for a commitment of 10 days over a two month period.
For an application form, contact Aimee Green, Arts Development Officer:
Solihull MBCagreen@solihull.gov.uk
0120 704 8359
or Anne Forgan Making Moves Project Coordinator:
[e] anne_forgan@yahoo.co.uk
[t] 07770674552
Deadlne for applications: 23rd January 2012
Interviews will be held: 6th February 2012

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2012 at 9:38am

Graduate Design Studio Assistant, Jasper Conran

This is a brand new position within the company and a unique opportunity for a Fashion Design graduate or post graduate to work for an internationally known, and well established designer brand.

The applicant must be hard working and self-motivated and possess a keen interest in all aspects of Fashion and Design. The applicant must be organised and creative and able to fit in within the studio team as well as work independently. The applicant must have a basic understanding of the technicalities of design and a desire to learn.

Main Objectives:

Assist the Designer with design research, help to create concept & mood boards for the J by

Jasper Conran ranges of Womenswear, Accessories, Lingerie, Sleep, Hosiery, Childrenswear and on other areas within the business as and when required.

Assist the Designer with studio based responsibilities including arranging meetings, emails, filing, organising and other administrative tasks involved in the daily running of the studio.

CV’s, together with a hand-writen letter of application to be sent to:

Esther Roberts, Jasper Conran Ltd., 1 – 7 Rostrevor Mews, London SW6 5AZ

For more information contact Esther Roberts:

[e] esther.roberts@jasperconran.com

Suitable applicants will be short-listed for an interview.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2012 at 8:34am
EFFERVESCENCE Vl
Eclectic Treasures and Gifts
26 November-15 January

Opening times:
Wednesday 4 January to Sunday 15 January 
11am – 4pm
Wednesdays – Sundays only

Effervescence VI is running in West Dean’s exhibition space – The Auditorium. Please use the Gardens entrance.

http://www.westdean.org.uk/Events/Exhibitions/NewCurrent.aspx
www.westdean.org.uk
Discover unique and distinctive work from some of the strongest emerging and established talent in designing and making, in England and overseas. With prices starting at £2, there is something to suit every pocket, whether you are looking for a truly original, individually made gift or seeking to ma...
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 7, 2012 at 8:09am

Maine Centre for creativity

Join us on February 16th at SPACE gallery in Portland for our next Pecha Kucha! If you are interested in presenting, submit slides by January 26, 2012 to PechaKuchaPortland@gmail.com

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts — often with wildly diverse subjects from umbrella covers to cell phone photography.

The catch? Stories are told using a rapid pace presentation format of 20 images × 20 seconds. Join us for drinking, thinking and presentations from inspirational people.

Submit slides by January 26th!
Got a great presentation in mind? Here’s what to send us:

Name & phone number
3 sample images
Short description of what you’ll talk about
Short bio of yourself

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on January 1, 2012 at 9:11am

Jacqueline Mina was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

Hoorah!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on December 31, 2011 at 11:07am

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! Best wishes for 2012! And Merry Networking!

 

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