Information about ACJ conferences:

2017   20:20 Visions

2010   Crossings: papers are available to logged in members

2006   Carry the Can

2000   A Sense of Wonder


Delegate exhibitionA full and exciting programme of presentations and workshops running over three days.

Trade StandWe were delighted to welcome a range of trade stands from suppliers of goods and services to the jewellery community.

ACJ's 2017 conference in Sheffield, 7 - 9 July

Our sixth international contemporary jewellery conference

Programme, speakers, reception, pin swap, party and events


More details of presentations and workshops for logged-in members.

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.  SenseOfWonder-Cover

Topics covered:

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