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 and University for the Creative Arts
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 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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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
"Jeweller Melissa Cameron initiated a thoughtful debate among delegates at the ACJ's recent 20:20 Visions conference in Sheffield earlier this month, with her provocative and intriguing talk about 'Jewellery in a post truth world'."
20 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"As part of our 10th-anniversary celebrations, join us for a weekend of making, at our special new free event:GNCCF LIVEOver the weekend of 28th-30th July, eight designer-makers, who will be exhibiting at the GNCCF in October, will set up pop-up…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Profile Exhibition: Open CallDescriptionMa-Wah is a brand new gallery and concept boutique based in Waltham Forest. Ma-Wah celebrates contemporary art and design in all its many shapes, colours and forms. We are looking for illustrators,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Creative PractitionerDescriptionWe are seeking creative practitioners that have great experience with young people going through behavioural challenges - 6-11 year olds, class sizes of 7/ 8 young people. We need practitioners for Wed afternoons for…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Trish Woods works predominately in pewter and silver exploring aspects of form, colour and contrasting surfaces. Having studied at Loughborough University, she has also taught in the USA and for many years was a lecturer and course leader in 3D…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Lindsey Mann‘Drawing inspiration from themes of collecting memories I create playful jewellery which might explore a fleeting moment, a chance encounter or a material souvenir charged with meaning. Referencing shape, form, colour and pattern…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"https://explore.madebyhandonline.com/by-creating-jewellery-i-start-to-problem-solve-an-interview-with-rachel-butlin/“By creating jewellery, I start to problem solve.” An interview with Rachel Butlin.Posted July 22, 2017Rachel Butlin…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is launching an exciting new publication, the Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS). This publication will be a broad, annual survey of jewelry and metals, highlighting the best work currently made in the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
" “Lost” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscentDeadline is August 31, 2017Date: 4 July 2017, 14:13 — 31 August 2017, 14:13Theme: What is it to be lost? To have lost? When something is taken away; something is…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Maltings: to be immersed in all things textiles! Sat 30 Sep 2017 9am-6pm,£5 advance, £7.50 on the door Workshops. talk programme, exhibition and the marketplace. http://craft.farnhammaltings.com/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f9762e0bca4dd19f3b4f1f1ce&id=07f71f384eChristina HurstJewellery ShowcaseChristina creates jewellery inspired by natural textures and forms, the rugged bark and dripping seeds from trees, clusters of berries,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Last chance to apply for Handmade Oxford - deadline this Friday!Welcome to the very first Handmade in Britain fair in Oxford! Handmade Oxford will take place at Oxford Town Hall from Friday 18 - Sunday 20 May 2018. Handmade Oxford is open for online…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"In NOW RADICAL we emphasize an awareness of your place as artist/jewelry-maker in the world. NOW RADICAL takes the position between yourself and the world. Between the real and the fake. In NOW RADICAL we encourage your own image and habits and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We’re looking for someone who can enthuse and engage students while making a substantial contribution to the School’s research and enterprise activity. Experience as a gemmology tutor is essential as is a record of research and/or the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"There were great discussions about tool-making and lots of practical tips at our 20:20 Visions conference earlier this month, thanks to Tim Blades' workshop session."
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Delegates had a brilliant time at the ACJ's 20:20 Visions conference recently. This pic shows part of an interactive performance of Zoe Robertson's flockOmania - we were all invited try on and play with these amazing wearable objects!…"
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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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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Creative PractitionerDescriptionWe are seeking creative practitioners that have great experience with young people going through behavioural challenges - 6-11 year olds, class sizes of 7/ 8 young people. We need practitioners for Wed afternoons for…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Trish Woods works predominately in pewter and silver exploring aspects of form, colour and contrasting surfaces. Having studied at Loughborough University, she has also taught in the USA and for many years was a lecturer and course leader in 3D…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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