Information about past conferences will be added:
2006 Carry the Can
2000 A Sense of Wonder
Here is information about 2010 Crossings. A full set of papers is available to logged-in members.
Crossings - ACJ Conference 2010
CROSSINGS – a convergence of ideas, materials and technologies
Association for Contemporary Jewellery Conference 2010
West Dean College, West Sussex, England, 19th - 21st July 2010
The conference explored the crossing points, intersections and collaborations that feed and stimulate exchange, debate and the development of new ideas and directions within contemporary jewellery practice.
How do collaborations, partnerships, and interfaces between differing practices and approaches feed into individual practice?
How do cultural and geographical cross-overs influence ideas?
Can the material and technological constraints imposed by cross-disciplinary practice lead to new thinking and novel solutions?
What happens when disparate practices and approaches intersect?
With thanks to the Justified Sinner and Rebecca Skeels for the photographs.
A full and exciting programme of presentations and workshops running over three days.
Keynote speakers were Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins.
Full reports of presentations are available to logged-in members.
Suppliers and services stands
We were delighted to welcome a range of trade stands from suppliers of goods and services to the jewellery community.
A Sense of Wonder 2000 Article Count: 0
ACJ second conference, held 19 - 22 July 2000, hosted by the University of Central England in Birmingham.
Delegates came mainly from the UK ACJ membership, joined by delegates from Europe, the USA and even Australia.
A full and enjoyable programme, together with a great deal of networking, forging & strengthening contacts.
Frances Julie Whitelaw compiled this set of papers from the various sessions.
Beauty in Science Dr Jean Futrell
Feed the Fury: Art meets Science - Pamela Martin & Peter Chatwin
Firestain resistant alloys : Germanium - Peter Johns & Richard Fox
Beyond the Physical: the Reachin Haptic Interface - David Poston
The Jeweller who mistook herself for a Doctor - Laura Potter
Mokume Gane - Ian Ferguson
Lasers: a Tool for our Craft? - Richard Ball, Anne Marie Carey & Sarah Silve
Design is Mentality - Gijs Bakker
Science & Beauty in Anglo-Saxon Jewellery - Mike Pinder
Jewellery: between Art & Science - Nora Fok
Pharmacopoeia - Susie Freeman & Dr Liz Lee
A Creative Process - Marianne Forrest, watch & clock designer
The Weird & the Wonderful - Sigurd Bronger
Work of Thorns - Vivienne Farmer
Grow Your Own - Anglogenetic Body Adornment Norman Cherry