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: 66
Latest Activity: 16 hours ago

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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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels 16 hours ago

Latest patterns and trends in UK higher education: https://www.fenews.co.uk/press-releases/20073-re-report-on-latest-p...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 16 hours ago
It’s nearly Great Northern time!
 
 
 
We're really looking forward to visiting The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair next month. The event will feature over 150 of the UK’s leading designer makers, from established names to new graduate talent. Follow this link to see the full exhibitor list. The show opens on the 11th October with a Preview Evening and is on until the 14th October at the Upper Campfield Market, Manchester. Lots of our makers will be exhibiting, including (pictured above, left to right) Naomi James with her beautiful leaf imprinted silver, paper artist Jennifer Collier and Lynsey Walters with her colourful merino wool jewellery.
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 16 hours ago
Made by hand jeweller Sarah Packington.
 
 
 
Using dyed acrylic and silver, Sarah Packington makes beautifully bold jewellery, manipulating her materials to create strong colours that play with light: “I enjoy playing with the properties of clear dyed acrylic: light, reflection, and strong colour. I hand manipulate the surface using etching, sanding, dyeing and polishing, and use contrasts of polished/matte and colour/clear to add interest. I aim for a highly finished quality to give my jewellery a precious feel, and I hope my designs are unique, fun and a pleasure to wear.”
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
Scholarship program “Designers in Residence” at Pforzheim
 
Every year from April to June the city of Pforzheim invites international young designers as part of the scholarship program “Designers in Residence” to Pforzheim. “Designers in Residence” addresses to young designers working in the fields of jewelery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. Three scholarship holders will be invited to the EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim for a three – month working phase.
 
Fully equipped workplaces in the workshops will be available for the scholarship holders use, as well as accommodation for the period of the scholarship. If required, the workshops of Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences can also be used. In addition, each scholarship holder receives a monthly support and a reimbursement of the travel expenses for arrival and departure. The results of the work fellowship will then be presented in an exhibition at the EMMA – Creative Center Pforzheim as well as in cooperation with the Design Center Baden – Württemberg in Stuttgart.
 
 
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

TempContemp is a TEMPORARY curatorial pilot project experimenting with the exhibition of CONTEMPORARY jewellery – in other words…there’s a new independent gallery space in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia and we want to show the world ALL the jewellery things!

http://northcity4.com/tempcontemp/

Follow link for various opportunities!

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
 
Open Call for a Juried Exhibition: Heart Failure
 
« Heart Failure« , the 10th anniversary exhibition by Alliages, held in Lille (France) and Munich (Schmuck 2019).
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

CALL FOR ENTRIES

EiM_featureSNAG will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year at the 2019 Chicago conference, The Loop: Coming Full Circle. The Exhibition in Motion (EiM) committee is seeking works that reflect this milestone. The EiM is a runway-type live exhibition event that takes place at the conference.

How do you see gold? Glitz, glam, indulgent, excessive, subtle or even demure? Gold goes beyond a material, it is a color, a signifier and a feeling. Translate the idea of gold literally, or let it transport you to a golden place.

As always you must, GO BIG–think feet, not inches. All works will be presented on live models and must be large scale and easily viewed from a runway.

Submissions of all kinds are allowed, from completed works to sketched proposals. The goal of the EiM committee is to present a selection of works that exemplifies and celebrates the diversity of the SNAG community.

Collaborations, class projects and international applications are encouraged! AURUM is open to all from the beginner to professional. All are encouraged to apply.

Become part of the legacy, apply by October 18, 2018. Entry form located at bottom of this page.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application due: October 18, 2018

Artists notified of acceptance: November 12, 2018

Images of final work for publication: April 1, 2019

Committee Co-Chairs: Celina Zisman, Louise Perrone & Matt Lambert

Please direct any questions to Matt Lambert

SNAG Member Application Fee: $25

Non-Member Application Fee: $45

(Groups and collaborations only pay one fee per proposal.)

https://www.snagmetalsmith.org/conferences/the-loop/programs-events...

Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
Art in Action and Handmade in Britain present...
Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Art Festival
Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 June 2019
Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago
21st Annual General Meeting of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery
On Monday 12th November 2018, 5pm
At Morley College, Room B13, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
 
Location, map and travel directions can be found here: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/contact#directions
 
After the AGM, at 6pm, there will be a Morley and ACJ Jewellery Lecture Series talk by Jo Garner, "Badges of Brit-ish". More details are included in the attached. If you would like to attend this talk, please note that booking is essential. You can book your free place here.
The agenda, the minutes of the 2017 meeting, and our annual accounts will be available at the meeting but if you would like copies beforehand, please let me know.
 
Please let me know if you are able to attend the AGM by emailing enquiries@acj.org.uk
Comment by Rebecca Skeels 17 hours ago

Handmade at Kew - The International Contemporary Craft Fair
Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3AB
handmadeinbritain.co.uk/kew

 

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
16 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"It’s nearly Great Northern time!       We're really looking forward to visiting The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair next month. The event will feature over 150 of the UK’s leading designer makers, from…"
16 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Made by hand jeweller Sarah Packington.       Using dyed acrylic and silver, Sarah Packington makes beautifully bold jewellery, manipulating her materials to create strong colours that play with light: “I enjoy playing with…"
16 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Scholarship program “Designers in Residence” at Pforzheim   Every year from April to June the city of Pforzheim invites international young designers as part of the scholarship program “Designers in Residence” to…"
17 hours ago

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