A conversation with Anthony Wong, a director of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, on the association’s 25th Anniversary events and the benefits and support for members.
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ)
Contemporary jewellery is one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of 21st-century craft and design, that inspires and appeals to people of all different backgrounds. The association welcomes anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery. Whether your interest is personal or professional, they have something to offer you.
ACJ members include those who make jewellery, associated designers and craftspeople, educators, students, galleries, museum curators, retailers, critics, collectors, and people who want to learn more about contemporary jewellery.
Anthony Wong specialises in the design and manufacture of exciting, innovative, contemporary handmade jewellery, art and precious objects. Anthony believes that the purity and innovation of materials, the method and the strength of the form are captivating. He works to distil and strip designs to their minimum form to produce pieces with a timeless interest, imbibing snippets of stories through clues, in form and material. Current work highlights the belief of fate, migration and re-settlement.
Alongside his making practice, Anthony is also an ACJ director, helping to shape the work of the association. His brooch, “BOILED.POACHED, SCRAMBLED OR FRIED – Someone throw me a lifeline” was selected for the ACJ’s 25th-anniversary tour, Meanings and Messages and he is also speaking at Beyond Silver, the ACJ’s 2022 conference, with a presentation titled; The Blue Funnel Line and a Ring in his Pocket, exposing his final and ongoing work, produced during a Ma at RCA.