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Kelvin Birk

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

Contemporary jewellery is one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of 21st century craft and design, that inspires and appeals to people of all different backgrounds. We welcome anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery. Whether your interest is personal or professional, we have something to offer you.

Our members include those who make jewellery, associated designers and craftspeople, educators, students, galleries, museum curators, retailers, critics, collectors, and people who want to learn more about contemporary jewellery.

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Our activities include exhibitions, talks, workshops, regional events and much more.

Our information streams include Findings magazine published twice yearly, a monthly e-bulletin for members, Facebook, Twitter and this website

Support for makers includes networking and substantial discounts from bullion, tools & equipment suppliers.

We also make awards to new and established jewellers: the annual College Prizes, the annual Mark Fenn award for a new maker, periodic Creative Development Awards (funds permitting) and the Muriel Wilson Bursaries, for travel with the purpose of research into an aspect of contemporary jewellery.

Our exciting exhibitions are widely respected, find out more and download the catalogues in the Vaults.