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


Seeding the CloudSeeding the Cloud project: a hands on, practical session based around a walk where people collected waste plastic.

Delegates brought one pin, on the theme of 'Totems for our Times', and these were swapped by drawing lots.

Stephen BottomleyACJ Member Poppy Porter wrote the following conference report on her blog. Thank you, Poppy!

ACJ's 20:20 Visions Conference was held on 7 - 9 July in Sheffield

Speakers included Boris Bally (USA), Elizabeth Shaw (Australia), Melissa Cameron (USA), Johanna Zellmer (NZ / Germany) Simon Fraser (UK) and many more!

Wendy & DavidKeynote speakers were Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins.

Full reports of presentations are available to logged-in members.


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