Jo McAllister 9Our 20th anniversary exhibition 20:20 Visions toured to six venues from January to December 2017
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More information in the Vaults

peter changWith deep regret we report the death of Peter Chang on 25th October 2017, one of the world's great innovative jewellers

Peter Chang yellow bracelet









Dr Lynne Bartlett explains how to colour titaniumLynne titanium crop

To accompany our exhibition, a screening & handling session explaining how to use heat or anodisation for great effects with titanium was arranged at the Crafts Study Centre.

The videos may be seen on ACJ's YouTube channel


Our 20:20 Visions conference was held in July at SHU, Sheffield.

Full reports will be made available in our Conference section

You can also read many articles on past conferences, events, exhibitions nad jewellery news in the Vaults

Birmingham talkThe ACJ held our 20th Annual General Meeting on 5th October 2017 at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham.

Narrative Book cover largeACJ member Mark Fenn's new book "Narrative Jewelry: tales from the toolbox”

available to order from www.markfenn.co.uk

MarciaLanyonMarcia Lanyon has announced that she will be retiring at the end of 2017 from Marcia Lanyon Ltd, the gemstone dealing company she founded in 1975.

Portrait of Stephen Bottomley

Stephen Bottomley has been awarded the status of Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company

He became Head of the School of Jewellery in Birmingham in April 2017


ACJ Award 2017 The winner of the ACJ Mark Fenn Award for 2017 is Isla Christie.

De Vroomen2

The exhibition, in the Goldsmiths' Hall, throughout June & July 2017, celebrated five decades collaboration between husband and wife team, Leo de Vroomen and Ginnie de Vroomen.

Emma Paragreen, Curator of the Sheffield Assay Office, reports from the ACJ & SJH Private View

Image: Diamond and enamel brooch, De Vroomen, photograph Richard Valencia for the Goldsmiths' Company

bloomin jewelsExhibition with the theme of the regrowth of the floral motif in jewellery, curated by Corinne Julius.

Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 27 April - 3 June

Image: Kelvin J Birk

Jewellery Wearable GlassGlass jewellery made through exciting collaborations between glass artists and jewellers.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland, 25 March to 1 October.