Who's who in ACJ
ACJ is a company limited by guarantee. It is managed by a Board of Directors, assisted by the Advisory Panel.
Board of Directors: Chair Terry Hunt, Deputy Chair Dauvit Alexander, Dr. Lynne Bartlett, Karen Dell'Armi, Melanie Eddy, Joanne Garner, Linda Lambert, Rebecca Skeels and Anastasia Young.
Editor of Findings : Poppy Porter ACJ's Patron is Lady Marie Alexander
Advisory Panel: Jo Bloxham, Ruta Brown, Professor Jack Cunningham, Ute Decker, Mark Fenn, Janet Fitch, Jacqueline Gestetner, Joanna Hardy, Mark Lewis, Kath Libbert, John Moore and Muriel Wilson.
and regional representatives: Roberta Bernabei, Dani Crompton, Sophie Lowe, Gill Mallett, Lieta Marziali, Charlotte Verity and Sarah Jane Whittaker.
Administrator: Haru Sakai Development Manager: Tamizan Savill
Terry Hunt, ACJ Chair
Terry is a designer-maker who has just retired from his role as deputy head of Birmingham’s School of Jewellery.
The role of chair is his first formal position with ACJ though his involvement with the association was initially as a founder-member, and deputy to Norman Cherry, the first chair. Since those early days he has contributed to Findings, conferences and special events.
Retirement from the ‘day job’ will enable him to further develop his metal forms, which currently explore surface pattern and colour, using titanium and anodised aluminium.
Lynne Bartlett, Treasurer & Company Secretary
Lynne is a designer/maker and joined the ACJ soon after it was founded.
Having originally studied chemistry and worked for many years in the Chemical Industry, jewellery is her second career.
Her recently completed PhD at the University of the Arts London combined both strands of her interests. The use of colour in jewellery has been a dominant theme in her work and she currently uses titanium and dyed anodized aluminium. She is an FGA and an examiner for the Gem-A Foundation Course in Gemmology and a member of the Colour Group (GB).
Rebecca Skeels, Director
Rebecca is a designer-maker running her own business since 1994. Rebecca works on commissions as well as her own collections exhibiting through, galleries, shops, craft shows and trade exhibitions. She is now based in Farnham after completing a residency and solo show at South Hill Park Arts Centre.
Rebecca is now Post Graduate Subject Leader for the School of Craft and Design at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, teaching and lecturing on a continually developing courses, working with the jewellers, silversmiths and metalworkers of the future as well as postgraduate Textiles, Glass, Ceramics and Product design students.
Dauvit Alexander, Deputy Chair & Director
Dauvit has been a bench jeweller for over 30 years, having trained as a boy with John Gilchrist in Glasgow and then taking a break to study landscape architecture before returning to the bench. His recent work utilising found, corroded iron has featured in books and magazines - most notably Lark Book's "500 Gemstone Jewels". He teaches internationally and is a permanent member of staff delivering the Fine Jewellery programme at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Melanie Eddy, Director
From her London studio based in the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell Melanie combines traditional approaches with new applications, creating sculptural jewellery that uses geometry as a tool to explore the relationship of form to the body. She specialises in a bespoke service. Trained in Bermuda, Canada, New York and London; she holds an MA Design: Jewellery from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and is now an Associate Lecturer there. Melanie is involved in jewellery design and manufacture through facilitating creative and professional development – projects undertaken include research, writing, editorial work, teaching, exhibition installation and curation. She has been working on jewellery sector initiatives surrounding skills enhancement and professional development for emerging makers in South Asia since 2010, primarily in Afghanistan.
Tamizan Savill, Development Manager
Tamizan is a jeweller & enameller, in business for 10 years. She also teaches enamelling and jewellery skills. She works part-time for ACJ developing projects, working on member benefits and helping to moderate the site.
An active member of ACJ-Bristol since 2000, Tamizan was also a Director for two years.