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/
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
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
"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 work challenges boundaries. The curated and free exhibition will…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Jewel Crowd Summer Read Starts Here      …"
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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
"BRUNCH WITH THE DIRECTORThu 5 October 2017  10am – 12pm, Free (including brunch)Improving your technical skills is a lifelong process. Join Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, for a lively discussion on what resources…"
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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
"By HandBlue Line Arts Coker Main GalleryBy Hand ProspectusAPPLY NOW  http://www.bluelinearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Blue-Line-Call-For-Artist-By-Hand.pdf"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"pop the date in your diary now for festival of crafts, a one-stop shop for buying handcrafted homewares, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, leatherwork and much more. Over 70 designer/makers – that you won't find on the high street –…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"National Trust Retail Opportunity Open CallStewart HearnDescriptionNational Trust has partnered with the Crafts Council - Britain's national development agency for contemporary craft - to sponsor the 2017 National Trust Artisan & Craft…"
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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
"It’s just a few weeks until the finalists of the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize go on show at the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Dear Members,We are looking for  volunteers to help on the ACJ stand at the Goldsmiths' Hall on 31st October & 1st November for the Make Your Mark event, organised by the Assay Office London.This is aimed at students on precious metal…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Woman’s Hour interviewed two more Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalists – textile artist Celia Pym and jeweller Lin…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The New Materiality A Crafts Council showcase presented at Tresor Craft fair in Basel, 21-24 September 2017. http://tresor-craft.com/ Seven artists with an innovative approach to materials have been selected to show new works, each using their…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Artist in ResidenceThe Jakob Bengel-Foundation in cooperation with the Trier University of Applied Sciences has started an artist-in-residence program in mai 2006. The artists are invited to work for a period of 1 to 3 months in the historical chain…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"NEWS & IDEASTHE AUGUST REPORTby Art Jewelry ForumLatest calls for entry, major jewelry exhibitions, and jewelry events around the world along with other interesting news and articles you don't want to…"
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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 and prepare for emergencies. Up to 10 grants ($500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists) will be…"
Aug 12

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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
"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 work challenges boundaries. The curated and free exhibition will…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Jewel Crowd Summer Read Starts Here      …"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"BRUNCH WITH THE DIRECTORThu 5 October 2017  10am – 12pm, Free (including brunch)Improving your technical skills is a lifelong process. Join Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, for a lively discussion on what resources…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"By HandBlue Line Arts Coker Main GalleryBy Hand ProspectusAPPLY NOW  http://www.bluelinearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Blue-Line-Call-For-Artist-By-Hand.pdf"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"pop the date in your diary now for festival of crafts, a one-stop shop for buying handcrafted homewares, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, leatherwork and much more. Over 70 designer/makers – that you won't find on the high street –…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"National Trust Retail Opportunity Open CallStewart HearnDescriptionNational Trust has partnered with the Crafts Council - Britain's national development agency for contemporary craft - to sponsor the 2017 National Trust Artisan & Craft…"
14 hours ago

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