Rebecca Skeels
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Farnham, Surrey, UK
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
SKEELS
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Rebecca Skeels started her business in 1994 after graduating from the University of Wales. Since 1994, Rebecca’s thirst for knowledge and her passion for sharing has led her to graduate from Central Saint Martin’s, MA Project by Design and achieving a PGC in Higher Education from the University for the Creative Arts. Rebecca is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a designer-maker, Rebecca’s work has been exhibited across Europe, in the USA and China and she continues to explore ideas and work collaboratively with like-minded designer-makers within different disciplines, utilising different materials. In parallel, Rebecca’s enthusiasm to encourage others to learn and to be creative led her to the position as Course Leader for Postgraduate courses in Craft at the University for the Creative Arts.

Rebecca’s position as a design maker, leader of craft courses and as an active member of the UK’s craft industry, provides her with a unique perspective on education and requirements for the future of ‘the crafts’. Her interests allow her to continuously develop craft education to enable more inclusive learning experiences which are adaptable to the students’ abilities. Her exploration of ‘other’ materials and processes from different craft disciplines provides an extensive view of the industry.

Materials are her obsession; bridging her work as a designer-maker and her role as an educator. Materials and their related processes determine not only the form and function of an object but also the object’s interaction with the surrounding environment, connecting with personal memories and associations. The use of materials within Rebecca’s own work can be fun, contradictive, functional and thought-provoking. The knowledge of other craft sectors has lead to the exploration of traditional techniques and processes, along with new technologies and digital processes, developing current and future craft practices.

Designer/Maker/Educator at SKEELS
http://www.skeels.co.uk/

Crafts Council Mentor. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/hea-fellowships

Member of the Board of Directors at the Association for Contemporary Jewellery. http://www.acj.org.uk/index.php/about-us/acj-personnel

Founder Member of the Jewellers and Silversmiths Network. https://jewellersandsilversmiths.wordpress.com/tag/jsn/
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.skeels.co.uk
What media do you work with?
mixed media.

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Update August 2019

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 8:52am 0 Comments

Some of you may be aware that due to the restructure at the University for the Creative Arts there are no longer Course Leader positions. I will be finishing as Course Leader of the postgraduate programmes (MA Ceramics, MA Glass, MA Jewellery, MA Metalwork, MA Product Design and MA Textiles) in the School of Craft and Design at the end of August.
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Triple Parade

Posted on October 19, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

The Triple Parade October 2018.

The Triple Parade event, opened on the 19th October 2018, organised and run by Sun Jie and the TRIPLE PARADE Biennale Organising Committee, HOW Art Museum-Design Center, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai

This is the fourth edition of Triple Parade, with the first established in 2013. This year’s theme and dialogue was across the Past, the Present, the Future. The programme…

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Farnham Craft Month: October 2018

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

 

Farnham Craft Town Celebrates throughout the year with many events, but Organisations and individuals come together each October to highlight activities across Farnham.

Rebecca has worked with the supporters of Farnham Craft Town and Craft Town England to develop the programme for 2018 Craft month as well as run events for the School of Craft and Design and develop two digital network pages to promote Craft Town activities throughout the year.…

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Future Craft: March 2018

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

 

Rebecca initiated and managed the Future Craft Conference, Exhibition, Publication and Networking. Future Craft was the first in a series of biennial conferences that will offer an opportunity for discussion, engagement and debate across a broad continuum of craft.

The ‘Entrepreneurship or Enterprise?’ conference will celebrate the continual innovation of the jewellery and silversmithing industry, learning, development, business and variety of contexts and…

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ACJ Conference

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 9:26am 0 Comments

20:20 Visions conference promises to be a real spectacle! Rebecca Skeels, jeweller, author and educator will be sharing her practice in a packed programme of talks, workshops, performances, exhibitions and more! Full conference programme available www.acj.org.uk.…

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"LCW: Announcing New Dates LCW 2020: 30 September - 8 October 2020 https://mailchi.mp/londoncraftweek/lcw-announcing-new-dates?e=286c8bef60"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Running professional development online? Promote your online training or networking events FREE during the lockdown Be sure your online event is about professional development or support for those working in the sector. (Wonderful though they are,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We hope that ACJ regional groups will be able to organise digital remote gatherings via Zoom and other platforms, but they will let their members know of any plans. If you have any projects or ideas for other members, send them to Haru for the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Dear Members, Greetings from the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, we hope you are all staying safe indoors, and are as well as can be managed.  ACJ staff are still working remotely and from home, as usual. The Glasshouses exhibition is…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"SNAG understands that COVID-19 has created much disruption to educational institutions. Many of you are now charged with teaching remotely. On March 16, 2020 SNAG held a virtual In Conversation meeting for educators to brainstorm and share ideas to…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"BBC Arts announced several new programmes for their virtual festival of the arts, Culture in Quarantine,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Creative & Freelance ToolKit for Covid 19 (UK) by Remi…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Arts Council England - full support guide - The latest advice, guidance and emergency funding measures we’ve put in place to address the Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Arts Council England: Covid-19: Government and non-governmental support…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Crafts Council UK are asking everyone to complete and forward the following survey to their network of makers: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/impactonyou - this information will be used by Crafts Council to communicate directly with Gov…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Crafts Council UK have created a page on the website with the most useful advice and resources as well as regular updates as and when they happen https://bit.ly/CraftCommunityCC -"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Lecturer in Jewellery (0.6FTE) x 2 Birmingham Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles https://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=032020-136"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"From all of us here at ACJ we are sending our best to you all. We hope most of you can keep making, showcasing work online and reading and looking at and about Jewellery. Do video call those that are on their own and supporting those that are…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"#CDW2020 rescheduled for 14-16 July 2020 In light of the global impact caused by COVID-19 and following careful consideration, Clerkenwell Design Week will be postponed until 14-16 July 2020."
Mar 21

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At 12:50pm on March 28, 2016, Rebecca Skeels said…

little bit of an update... especially after the software update moves stuff around a little...http://skeels.co.uk/

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Hi Rebecca, Thanks for the comment. I'm new to Crafthaus and haven't set up my page just yet, but here is my website www.lucyderickson.com

I hope to get my page sorted out asap! 

Thanks again. :)

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At 4:46pm on June 18, 2013, Marie Godfrey said…

Thanks Rebecca.  See you soon.

At 9:08pm on April 2, 2013, elizabeth shaw said…

Hi Rebecca, That would be great, thanks! e

At 3:34pm on June 28, 2012, Rebecca Skeels said…

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At 9:14am on February 9, 2012, Mark Fenn - Studiofenn said…

Hi Rebecca, thanks for the info on the cleaning solution..have just ordered some from Walsh's..hope all is well with you

At 11:59am on August 2, 2011, Gigi Mariani said…
Thanks Rebecca, it's always nice to receive compliments, ... need to continue with enthusiasm:))
excuse my English, maybe not as good as my work:))

At 12:59pm on July 25, 2011, Mark Fenn - Studiofenn said…

Hi Rebecca,

will of course I will add some images.....once I get around to taking some!!! hopefully that will not be too long.

 

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