Rebecca Skeels
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  • Farnham
  • United Kingdom
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Farnham, Surrey, UK
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Skeels and University for the Creative Arts
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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 lead 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 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a designer maker, Rebecca’s work has been exhibited across Europe and in the USA and she continues to explore ideas and work collaboratively with likeminded designer makers within different disciplines, utilising different materials. In parallel, Rebecca’s enthusiasm to encourage others to learn and to be creative has lead to her current position as Subject 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/

Post Graduate Subject Leader for the School of Craft and Design at the University for the Creative Arts
http://www.uca.ac.uk/staff-profiles/rebecca-skeels/

Member of the Board of Trustees at Farnham Maltings. https://farnhammaltings.com/

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

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

Executive Committee member of the Hand Engravers Association of Great Britian. http://www.handengravers.co.uk/how-to-join

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/
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http://www.skeels.co.uk

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"application for Handmade Edinburgh and Handmade in Britain. The deadline for applications for both shows is Friday 28th April. You can apply online here: handmadeinbritain.co.uk/apply/Handmade Edinburgh 27 - 29 OctoberThe second edition of Handmade…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"An opportunity to preview Boodles latest high jewellery collection; ‘The Poetry of Landscape’, before it is showcased to the public. Boodles Director, James Amos, and Head of Design, Rebecca Hawkins, discuss the creative processes…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Vacheron Constantin’s in-house master watchmaker and engraver demonstrate their skills in fine watchmaking, including the assembling of a movement and hand-engraving.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"applications for autumn festivals close soon“The quality of designers was fantastic and everyone had such different work.”Just over a week to go until the applications for the popular autumn craft festivals, thread and festival of…"
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"Here London 2017   Here is It’s Nice That’s annual symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society in west London on Friday 9 June. The one-day event brings together a vast array of the most exciting creative talent from the UK…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Challenge your senses at Clerkenwell Design Week with a range of playful and interactive encounters brought to you by Norwegian manufacturer HÅG and science communication and immersive experience design collective Hack the Senses!…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"In May and June 2017, the a-n team will be out and about in five UK towns and cities, bringing together artists for a mix of workshops, talks, get-togethers and much more. https://www.a-n.co.uk/assemblyEach a-n Assembly will take place over two…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"David Bielander winning a Swiss Design Award.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"PASSION April 13 - May 14th 2017 http://onetwofivegallery.co.uk/exhibitions-and-events/ One Two Five Gallery 4 Abbey Green, Bath BA11NW 11 - 5 Wednesday to Saturday 12 - 4 Sunday The Easter Show at One Two Five showcases six contemporary jewellers…"
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Rebecca Skeels posted a blog post

Countdown to launch. With crowood publishers. Still chance for a discount!

http://www.crowood.com/details.asp?isbn=9781785002748&t=Soldering-for-JewellersISBN:9781785002748PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):21/04/2017PAGES:96BINDING:PaperbackSIZE:242x172 mmINSIDE:253 colour photographsSoldering is one of the most…See More
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"http://www.ruskinprize.co.uk/ #ruskinprize 2017 | DEADLINE APPROACHINg 24.04.2017 ENTRY FORM + TERMS & CONDITIONS   The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George is pleased to announce the call for artists and makers open for The 4th John…"
Apr 16
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Proposals for Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair, 21 - 24 September 2017     The Crafts Council is putting together a proposal to exhibit a body of works by new British talent at the inaugural Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair, Basel…"
Apr 16
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Collect returnsPut the date in your diary, Collect returns to the Saatchi Gallery from the 22 to 25 February 2018.The event is an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy contemporary museum-quality objects in ceramic, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and…"
Apr 16

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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/

At 5:36pm on November 19, 2014, Lucy Louise Derickson said…

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. :)

Lucy 

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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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