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Findings – n° de juin 2009(avec 1 article sur « La manufacture » et 1 sur l’exposition « Also known as Jewellery » !)
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 will explore 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?
REGISTRATION AND BOOKINGS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE !
programme of presentations and workshops :
The conference will be chaired by Stephen Bottomley, former ACJ Chair, now Head of Jewellery and Silversmithing Department at Edinburgh College of Art.
The keynote speech will be given by Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins (UK) on their collaboration over many years
*Professor Robert Ebendorf (USA) workshops : Design on the Edge
*Philip Renato & Courtney Starrett (USA) Remote resources – contemporary collaboration & production in a post studio age
*Cynthia Eid (USA) workshops : Techniques for Argentium silver
*Coilin O Dubhghaill (Sheffield Hallam University) Irogane – Japanese alloys & patination
*Susan Cross (Edinburgh College of Art) Jewellery / textiles / travel
*Roberta Bernabei - (Loughborough University) Diffusion & development of contemporary jewellery in Europe
*Jessica Turrell (University of the West of England) Innovation in vitreous enamel surfaces for jewellery
*Bridie Lander (AUS / School of Jewellery, Birmingham) Contemporary Australian Jewellery
*Trish Woods (University of Plymouth) Integrating science, craft & industry in the colouration of pewter
*Dauvit Alexander (Scotland) workshops : Electrolytic etching for small workshops
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ)
PO Box 37807
London SE23 1XJ (United Kingdom)
Telephone: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4201
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