ACJ personnel

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.

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, Lieta Marziali, John Moore and Muriel Wilson.

Regional representatives:  Roberta Bernabei, Dani Crompton, Sophie Lowe, Gill Mallett, Lieta Marziali, Amanda Denison and Charlotte Verity.

Editor of Findings : Poppy Porter      

Administrator: Haru Sakai: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                       

Development Manager: Tamizan Savill: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Terry HuntTerry Hunt, ACJ Chair

Terry is a designer-maker who retired in 2010 from his position as deputy head of Birmingham’s School of Jewellery.

The role of chair is his first formal one with ACJ, though his involvement with the association was initially as a founder-member and deputy to Norman Cherry, the first chair.

His practice has predominantly been concerned with exploration of surface pattern and colour using titanium and anodised aluminium. Most recently this has 'grown' to include larger sculptures in coloured plastics.

 

 

 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). 

 

 

 

portrait edit v2Dauvit 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 exhibitions, books and magazines - most notably Lark Book's "500 Gemstone Jewels" and on the cover of ACJ Member, Mark Fenn's "Narrative Jewellery". He teaches internationally and is the programme leader for the HND Jewellery and Silversmithing at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham.

 

 

 

Karen DellArmiKaren Dell'Armi, Director

Karen Dell’Armi is a contemporary jewellery artist living and working in Wales with over 10 years in business. During that time, she has won multiple awards including International Design Awards, UK Manufacturing, Innovation, Design and Mentoring Awards.

Karen is a consultant for the Arts Council of Wales Creative Learning Through the Arts (Arts & Education) programme and a Creative Agent. She also runs jewellery workshops for adults and children. She is a Welsh Government Role Model inspiring children to consider a career in the creative industries and is also a qualified NLP Coach.

 

 

 

Melanie Eddy

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.

 

Jo Garner

Jo Garner, Director

Graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee in 2007 Jo Garner has a number of years experience in creating fine and bespoke jewellery in precious metals. More recently in 2017 she graduated with an MA from the prestigious Royal College of Art. This had a transformative effect on her creative practice and now sees her combining fine making skills with industrial materials and processes such as steel and liquid enamels. Juxtaposing these skills with materials and political context which is inherently messy creates a body of work which allows her to challenge and critique themes which are influenced by current affairs.

 

Linda Lambert

 

Linda Lambert, Director

Until she retired, Linda was the Publisher for the Visual Arts at A&C Black Publishers (now part of Bloomsbury).  During her time there, she established a number of Crafts lists, but notably the Jewellery list which included the Jewellery Handbooks series which continues today.  Linda joined the ACJ when she first started looking into the field of jewellery.  Along the way, jewellery became a passion of hers and she remains committed to promoting Studio Jewellery when and wherever she can.

 

 

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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.

 

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Anastasia Young, Director

Anastasia is a jewellery artist, author and lecturer, whose jewellery has been exhibited internationally. Her eclectic jewellery is often project based and driven by a combination of ideas and technical exploration using narrative to explore both the design of a piece and its display when not being worn. Examples of her work are held in the permanent collections of the Science Museum, London and Central Saint Martins Museum.

Having written three technical jewellery books (Thames & Hudson, A&C Black) which have been translated into seven languages, Anastasia is well known as an educator, through her teaching and writing. She regularly lectures at Central Saint Martins and Morley College.

 

Tamizan Savill

 Tamizan Savill, Development Manager

Tamizan is a jeweller & enameller, in business for 18 years. She also teaches enamelling and jewellery skills. She works part-time for ACJ developing projects, organising exhibitions, working on member benefits and helping to moderate the site.

An active member of ACJ-Bristol since 2000, Tamizan was also a Director 2007-09.

 

 

 

Haru

 

Haru Sakai, Administrator

Haru is a designer/maker based in South London. Having originally qualified as an accountant, working in finance, Haru started making jewellery as hobby before discovering that it was her true passion. She subsequently retrained as a jeweller and now runs her own jewellery practice.

Haru works part-time for the ACJ as its administrator and is your first point of call for any queries.