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

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 4:41am 0 Comments

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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Amberif Design Award 2019 20Mar2019 - 23Mar2019 Gdansk International Fair Co. Gdansk, POLAND   The aim of the competition is the design of an original piece of jewellery with amber, inspired by the yearly topic of the contest. The…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for the Curated exhibition Schmuck-Schmock http://northcity4.com/tempcontemp/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for Athens Jewelry Week 2019 http://athensjewelryweek.com/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Here's a reminder of the Craft in Focus 2019 Calendar   Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall - 8-10 March Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RHS Garden Wisley - 2-6 May Contemporary Craft and Design Fair,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Get Your Hands on the Hottest Ticket This Winter!   In 2019 we'll be celebrating the 15th edition of Collect, presenting world-class craft and design from over 400 artists. Discover stunning work made by living artists from around the…"
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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
"  Creativity is futureproof.   Creativity is human. It’s global. It’s technology-agnostic. It doesn’t discriminate. From people working at the bleeding edge of their fields to others bringing more humanity to…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Focus On: JewelleryChristmas Gifts for Him and Her With work by over 30 of the UK's most talented designer-jewellers, you are sure to find the perfect gift. Brooches, earrings, pendants, rings and cufflinks for all tastes and budgets, handmade…"
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"Hoards: A Hidden History of Ancient Britain   The Salisbury Museum   13 October 2018 – 5 January…"
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"  NEW ASHGATE GALLERY: RISING STARS 2019 A unique opportunity for emerging makers! New Ashgate Gallery invites applications for Rising Stars 2019. For more information and to download the application please click the link…"
Dec 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Apply for Setting Out 2019 - 2020   To apply, download and complete the "Setting Out Aplication" below, and submit 2 Professional References, and a portfolio of recent work. We will use your completed form and evidence to shortlist…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  GAIN ACCESS TO UNIQUE FACILITIES ON A FLEXIBLE BASIS Do you run an established business in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries? Apply to become a Gold Member to gain access to pre-bookable hot-desks, hot-benches, a…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  ENTER THE PRECIOUS METAL GRANT COMPETITION Are you studying jewellery, silversmithing or a related subject at HND, BA or MA level? The Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Grant offers you the opportunity to design and produce a piece of…"
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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. :)

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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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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
"  Amberif Design Award 2019 20Mar2019 - 23Mar2019 Gdansk International Fair Co. Gdansk, POLAND   The aim of the competition is the design of an original piece of jewellery with amber, inspired by the yearly topic of the contest. The…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for the Curated exhibition Schmuck-Schmock http://northcity4.com/tempcontemp/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for Athens Jewelry Week 2019 http://athensjewelryweek.com/"
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