Opportunity for Professional Jewellers

Professional Development workshop for Jewellers:

At SilverHub Studios we aim to support the professional development of
jewellers. Our grain and gypsy stone setting workshop will enable you to refresh
or fine tune your stone setting skills. Led by Goldsmith Jeweller Chris Ness who
has over 20 years experience in stone setting. He will guide you through the
process and enable you to feel confident in developing your stone setting skills

This workshop is for the experienced and professional jewellers

Fee: £135
Date: Sunday 4th November 2012
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue : SilverHub Studios 130/7 Leith Walk
Lunch Provide
Places limited to 6.
To book your place contact Lisa Arnott SilverHub Studios 0783 785 2430

Lisa Arnott-Director
SilverHub Studios
130/7 Leith Walk
Tel:0783 785 2430
web: http://www.silverhubstudios.com
email: contact@silverhubstudios.com

Prizes were won!

Good evening jewellery fans,

Welcome along once again to the ACJ Edinburgh blog.

We’re hoping to keep our lovely fans, followers and fellow jewellers up to date with what is hot or not on the Edinburgh Jewellery scene. I can tell you now, everything is hot!!

Friday 31st of August sees the auction for Ready, Steady, Jewel!  taking place at the Dalmeny Street, Out of the Blue Drill hall. Entry is only £3 and you can help raise more money for charities by buying raffle tickets or even bidding on a piece of beautiful jewellery which can be viewed at the event from 5.30pm.

So getting back to ACJ and our hugely popular Eccentri:city exhibition…

The winners of the prizes were:

David Fleck Print – John Hermse
Krzysztof Borkowski Brooch – Jane Pinkney
Krzysztof Borkowski Necklace- Mary Yorston
Megan Ferguson Smyth Pillow – Janine Aston
Book Tree Hot Air Balloon – Mr Howarth
Meal for 2 at Hard Rock Cafe – Laura Hogg
Fiona Hermse Earrings – Penny Turnbull
Hotel Chocolat chocolates – Alan Hogg
Champagne donated by Villeneuve – Aga Poznanska
5 course taster meal cooked by Joseph Pearces – Ramsay Imlach
Meal for 2 at Spoon – Emma Madden
2 tickets for the Stand comedy club – Elizabeth Davis
2 tickets for the Stand comedy club – A Chalmers
Bowmore Whisky – Eoghan Campbell
Robbie Porter Print – Naomi Howarth
Joanne Garner Earrings- Mrs Wright
Tessuti neckwarmer – Nicholson
£25 voucher for Golf Tavern – Kathryn Dunn
Rhona Hogg earrings – Anon
Thank you once again to all our lovely sponsor’s and to everyone who bought a raffle ticket or donated through sponsume. Your contribution to our exhibition has helped make it what it is and inspired us to continue to find new ways to bring you interesting and entertaining exhibitions of the best jewellery in town.

Raffle prizes, what you can win!!

Well the Eccentri:city exhibition has been on for just over a week now. So all of us at ACJ Edinburgh would like to thank you, the people who have come to have a look and support us in our work!

We know some of you have bought raffle tickets a while ago but we still have some left at the gallery and you have until Thursday at 6pm to come down and buy one or more! They are £3 each.

We wil be announcing raffle prize winners soon after the close of the exhibition!

We would like to thank all the wonderful companies that have given us raffle prizes. Including jewellery from Rhona Hogg, Krzysztof Borkowski, Fiona Hermse and Joanne Garner.

Other raffle prizes have come from a whole host of people through generosity and careful nagging by our talented jewellers!!

Joseph Pearce’s  have donated a 5 course tasting menu cooked in your own home!

The Red Door Gallery, as we mentioned before have donated a print.

Concrete Wardrobe donated a Robbie Porter print.

Villenuve wines not only helped us by providing a glass hiring service, they also donated a bottle of Casa Gheller Prosecco.

Hard Rock Cafe donated a dinner for two.

The Golf Tavern donated a £25 voucher

We have a beautiful cushion from Megan Ferguson-Smyth.

We also have a bottle of Bowmore 15 year old Darkest (Sherry Cask Finish) whisky for someone over of the legal drinking age!

A scarf by Tessuti

The cutest hot air balloon from The Book Tree Press

And some lovely little chocolates to finish that all off!

Keep checking your emails and voicemail, as we will be in touch if you’ve won a prize. Remember you have until Thursday at 6pm to come and visit the exhibition and buy a raffle ticket!

Good luck!

Red Door Gallery Edinburgh

We want to give a special thanks to the Red Door Gallery who have kindly donated an exclusive screen print by David Fleck, ‘Baucis: The Tree City’ worth £50. This beautiful limited edition print is inspired by the book ‘Invisible Cities’ by Italo Calvino: ”On the ground the inhabitants rarely show themselves: having already everything they need up there, they prefer not to come down. Nothing of the city touches the ground except those long, flamingo legs on which it rests and, when the days are sunny, a pierced, angular shadow that falls on the foliage.”
The Red Door Gallery is situated in the heart of the Old Town and supports independent artists and designers, showing works by emerging talents and established professionals. With rotating exhibitions of prints and illustrations, creative stationary products, home-wares, fashion accessories and jewellery, artist’s zines and lots lots more the Red Door Gallery offers a unique shopping experience in Edinburgh. 
ACJ Edinburgh is proud to have their support for Eccentri:city.
Red Door Gallery
42 Victoria Street
Edinburgh EH1 2JW


Everyone at ACJ HQ is very excited about the launch of our Summer exhibition Eccentri:city which opens on Friday evening. Take a look at our beautiful flyer:


As you can see it opens on Friday between 6.30 and 9.30 with an opening speech by Emma Walker.

We also will have music by Wasabi Disco who is becoming a regular feature at our events!

We have sponsorship from Innis & Gunn so a huge thank you needs to go to them too!

We also have sponsorship from a number of other companies, some of which are mentioned on our lovely flyer. Whitespace are letting us loose in their wonderful gallery so we’ll all be busy for the next few days moving in and making it feel like home.

If you can’t make the exhibition do not fear, why not head along to The Fruitmarket Gallery if you can’t make it down to see us.

The Fruitmarket Gallery are hosting their second DesignMarket this summer which is sure to be a huge success and runs from Friday the 13th to Sunday the 15th with a whole host of talent on show. Your favourite ACJers will be exhibiting a few select pieces there too!


As you can see we’ve been quite busy and if you were at our last exhibition launch then you’ll know what to expect on Friday.

If you were not and do not, prepare to have your it’s-really-not-summer-if-you-have-to-wear-them socks blown off.


Looking forwards to seeing you on Friday.

ACJ Edinburgh

Makers of the Week update

Introducing another Maker who will be taking part in our Eccentri:city Exhibition which opens next Friday 13th at Whitespace

Ian Nicolson

Re-launching myself as a new designer only this year due to other business commitments, I am enjoying playing with ideas and designs that I have collected over the past 5 years of my life. This exhibition, “Eccentri:city” has given me a brilliant opportunity to show some of my new work.

My main piece for the show is based on Rhona Hogg’s photograph taken by the water of Leith. I am delighted with the image and have found huge pleasure in manipulating and simplifying it in order to make my piece. It has found me working playing with the image on a 2 dimensional fine art way that has evoked a mixed media part of me that has been neglected for many a year.

Maker of the Week number two: Claire Pouget Wright!

Maker Of The Week Number 2!

A Duncan of Jordanstone graduate (2005), Claire is a contemporary jewellery designer and mixed media artist based in Edinburgh. Her jewellery explores the idea of ‘quirky houses’ through colourful squares of various shapes and sizes, decorated with vibrant colours, patterns and textures. Inspired by travelling and wandering through streets with her old SLR camera, Claire’s jewellery is hand-crafted using a variety of techniques such as, stone setting and photo-etching and detailed with colourful Lazertran transfer. Her aim is to create elegant yet playful jewellery that brings a bit of colour into your life!


Introducing this week’s Maker of the Week…Fiona Hermse!


Constantly inspired by our interaction with the natural world, I am particularly fascinated by superstition, spiritual belief and myth in nature.

Pieces from my new collection have been inspired by urban imagery from a recent visit to Peru. They are derived from composition and delicate aesthetic contrasts, simultaneously encompassing delicate beauty but also the notion of restraint.



Would you like to help us?

We are crowdfunding to cover some of the costs of the next exhibition, Eccentri:city, have a look at this and help us out if you can http://www.sponsume.com/project/acj-edinburgh-eccentricity

Exciting Eccentri:city Makers!

Take a peek above at images from some of our featured makers exhibiting in Eccentri:city!

In Image Order;

Krzysztof Borkowski

Helen Chalmers

Jessica Howarth

Jen Cunningham

Aoife White

Caroline Cloughley

Jaimie Mcdonald

Nicola Turnbull