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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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
"Do follow our digital networks and post things of interest to your fellow contemporary jewellers and contemporary jewellery enthusiasts/historians and collectors:Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3628898 3055 membersCrafthaus…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Mother Makers is a network for exchange and dialogue for mothers trying to find their way back into their art/design practice after having children. Mother Makers actively examines the process of art production as a mother with the aim of developing…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Jewelry of Ideas SymposiumExplore the world of contemporary jewelry design with esteemed scholars and renowned jewelers during this day-long symposium highlighting the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from The Susan Grant Lewin Collection.The…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Shaun Leane Speaks at New York Fashion Conference10-11 November, New YorkAmongst this year's guest speakers at IAC's Fashion, Jewellery and Design conference is UK jeweller Shaun Leane, widely known for his work with the late Alexander…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Listen to Goldsmiths Podcast ChannelExperience the many facets of the Goldsmiths' Company through our podcast channel, available on: iTunes, Castbox and the Goldsmiths' Fair website.Including: The Leekfrith Torcs with Dr. Julia Farley from…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Symposium'Commerce with all the World': Being a Goldsmith in the 16th & 17th Centuries19 January 2018, £45To celebrate the landmark publication of Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London: Their Marks and Their Lives by Dr…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The 20:20 Visions exhibition has moved to its final venue - The Crafts Study Centre (CSC) in Farnham. If you haven't seen it yet, the exhibition will be open until the 9th December. More details here.…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Art Jewelry Forum is pleased to present a short series of critical essays, collectively called Crafted Words, as a result of our partnership with Radiant Pavilion: Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial. Supported by AJF, Creative…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Craft Biennale Scotland: Call for Entries Open International Exhibition​Entries are invited for the inaugural exhibition 'Response to Place' which will be the centrepiece of a dynamic new bi-annual event.  It will take place at the…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"08 December Visual Arts Residencies 2018   In 2018 Cove Park will award a minimum of three funded Visual Arts Residencies of between one to three months each. Artists based throughout the UK are welcome to apply to this programme. With…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Future Craft: Call for papershttps://www.facebook.com/events/135042350577165/IMAGE: Welded painted-tin bangle "Well, Well, Well"By David Poston, photograph by David Poston; (the piece is in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum,…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
" Craft Connecting Architecture at the Building Centre later this month and the Heritage Crafts conference next…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The BBC launched a teacher survey about the creative arts as they continue to be side-lined in schools.Teachers in schools survey here:…"
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"MPs back importance of creative industries…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Nov 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Apply for a studio space - Cockpit ArtsCockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only business incubator for craftspeople, housing up to 170 small businesses at our two centres in central and south London. We support…"
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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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