Rebecca Skeels
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  • United Kingdom
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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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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
"Visit England's Craft Town for one of Britain's leading independent craft events!Sat 28 & Sunday 29 Oct 2017 10am-5pm,Tickets: £3, including festival catalogue (under 15s Free)festival of crafts is returning for its 21st year at…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"This month, you can visit Materia during Materia Café: Fake It Till You Make It in Broeinest Rotterdam, the Netherlands! Aside from lectures, you can enjoy Materia's exhibitions Fake It Till You Make It in Broeinest Rotterdam and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"#ChooseLove Auction for AidMobius Infinity - Soremi     JeweIIery.jpgOver 70 of the UK's hottest jewellery designers unite for Auction for Aid supporting Help Refugees and MOAS (Migrant Offshore and Station).…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"WIN A £20,000 FUNDWITH YOUR LIGHTBULB IDEACalling all crafters, makers and innovators. Stylist and Diet Coke are on the hunt for a brilliant start-up product that we can help develop with a once-in-a-lifetime prize. Our Creators Collective…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Invitation To ApplyWe are pleased to invite applications for our Spring and Summer events being held over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at RHS Garden Wisley and over the August Bank Holiday weekend at RHS Garden Hyde Hall.  We are awaiting…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Artists “Get Ready” Grants help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios, protect their careers + prepare for emergencies. Up to 10 grants ($500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists) will be awarded…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Caren Hartley, Hartley Cycles - V&A Caren Hartley is the founder of Hartley Cycles, an award-winning bespoke bicycle company. Each bicycle frame is handmade using a variety of jewellery and metalwork techniques, reflecting Hartley's…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Discover the culture of the Scythians at the British Museum's major new show, where fascinating objects including finely crafted weapons and decorated clothing offer insight into the lives of these warriors who roved Siberia thousands of years…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Tord Boontje collaborates with Swarovski to present Luminous Reflections, a collection of unfaceted crystal lighting components (Arc, Swirl, Circle) and lighting designs (Luminous Bough, Lustrous Aura, Shimmering Jewel, Radiant Light) inspired by…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"OPEN WEEKEND ATTHE FORGE29 September - 1 OctoberAfter nearly 40 years in Clerkenwell this is a new era and an exciting opportunity for Craft Central. We are building a new community of designer-makers, creatives and start-ups bringing design and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"New research revealing declining exam entries for arts subjects comes as Education Minister Lord Nash denies that arts take-up in schools has slowed since the Government introduced its controversial EBacc policy.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"http://www.londondesignfestival.com/design-frontiers-exhibitors Design Frontiers is a group exhibition at Somerset House, within the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, West Wing and Terrace Room Galleries, of 30 leading international designers whose…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Day: Faking ItDate: Saturday 21st OctoberTime: 1-5pm Location: Institute of Making, Malet Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JE MapIt's free, open to all, no bookings, just drop in from 1pm. Gates close at 5pm. Save the date and join us for an…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"15:00 - 16:00Sunday, 24th September 2017Laser cutting and engraving: an introduction for architects and designersCut Tec-Looking for inspiration for your latest project? Want to do something new and different to make your mark? Visit our seminar at…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"11:00 - 12:00Sunday, 24th September 2017British Craft Pavilion Talk | How we make thingsHole & Corner-A panel discussion hosted by British Craft Pavilion curators Hole & Corner in The Common cafe situated in the British Craft Pavilion. With…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Goldsmiths' Fair opens next week! The Fair is a unique opportunity to meet the creative makers behind the UK’s most exciting contemporary jewellery and silver. Don't miss this opportunity to commission and buy directly from the…"
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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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"This month, you can visit Materia during Materia Café: Fake It Till You Make It in Broeinest Rotterdam, the Netherlands! Aside from lectures, you can enjoy Materia's exhibitions Fake It Till You Make It in Broeinest Rotterdam and…"
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"#ChooseLove Auction for AidMobius Infinity - Soremi     JeweIIery.jpgOver 70 of the UK's hottest jewellery designers unite for Auction for Aid supporting Help Refugees and MOAS (Migrant Offshore and Station).…"
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