Useful organisations and online resources for jewellers and students

Do you have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge? Does the desire to improve your skill-set knows no bounds? Do you want to connect with others who share your enthusiasm? Here you will find a wealth of online resources for jewellers. If it’s your ambition to find employment in the jewellery industry, and to raise your skill set to make this happen, you will undoubtedly find these links most useful!

Educational and Job-Related Websites

The Ganoksin Project

Fantastic informative website for all things jewellery related – techniques, materials, tools, workshop health and safety etc etc. Take a look.

Benchpeg

The most useful UK resource for jewellers in the UK. Jobs, courses, news, events, shows, reviews and more.

YouTube

For hundreds of free jewellery ‘how to’ videos…

Kazoova

A fantastic listings website dedicated to finding the most interesting and off-the-wall courses and workshops in London! Try your hand at Fungi foraging, or make a pair of shoes… or mybe you could have a go at jewellery 🙂

CraftCandy

A listings website dedicated to finding the most interesting craft based courses in your area

CourseForMe

More courses and classes across the uk

Organisations

Crafts Council

The official umbrella organisation for all crafts in the UK.

ACJ

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is a UK based organisation that explores and promotes contemporary jewellery.

NAJ

The National Association of Jewellers is the national trade association for jewellers in the UK.

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

One of the 12 livery companies of the city of London; responsible for assaying precious metal jewellery and objects; involved in educational, exhibiting and charitable activities to maintain the highest standards in the craft of goldsmithing/silversmithing.

Klimt02

International art jewellery online – keep up to date with the art jewellery scene in Europe and beyond. you can join for a fee, and show your work.

Publications

Profesional jeweller

UK publication keeping us abreast of trends and happenings in the UK  jewellery and watch industry.

craft&design

An online and hard copy magazine whose remit is to promote the best of British craft. They present a showcase of selected makers, and they provide valuable information about craft events, exhibitions and resources for both the public and for makers of all disciplines. Organisers of the prestigious craft&design Selected Awards 

Zoneone Arts

Founded by Deborah Blakeley, this website brings together the works of contemporary artists and craftspeople from every part of the globe. As well as providing a sumptuous visual experience of the creative arts, this website captures the vibrance of the people behind the works, exposing their thoughts and motivations, and a snapshot of their inner workings.

Artsy

An online resource dedicated to making all artforms more accessible to the world. Notably they have teamed up with The crafts Council for Collect, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, to create a superb iphone App that acts as a personalised visitors guide to the show, see the 2017 version here:  Collect 2017

Galleries and Craft Fairs

Goldsmiths’ Fair

Annual exhibition of high quality jewellery and silverware, mainly from the UK.

Made London

A high quality crafts fair held in Marylebone, in October of each year.

Desire London

Desire jewellery fairs are held across the UK, with a London event held currently at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, in the spring.

The Rock Vault

If you like fashion jewellery and accessories, this is a link worth checking out.

Collect

The international art fair for contemporary objects. Saachi Gallery, early summer (May). Supported by the Crafts Council. Check out the App by Artsy to make your visit a perfect experience Collect 2017

Dazzle

Contemporary jewellery and metal objects; events run in London, Edinburgh and Manchester. November to January for the London show, now held at Oxo Tower Wharf.

Museums

British Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

Natural History Museum

 

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