Rebecca Skeels
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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
"AJF ACTIVITIES DURING MUNICH JEWELRY WEEK 2018 AJF Artist Award Presentation Wednesday, March 7-Wednesday March, 14PLATINA presents the five AJF Artist Award finalists as part of the FRAME area surrounding SCHMUCK. The winner will be announced on…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Central to the concept of Triple Parade is to set up a diverse dialogue between three parties.   Beyond THREE, is the first number to which the meaning “all” was given. It is the Triad; the power of three is universal and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call JOYA Barcelona Fair 201815Feb2018 - 30Apr2018Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB)Barcelona, SPAINDEADLINE: 30/04/2018 Application period is now open.JOYA 2018 will take place on the October 04th, 05th and 06th 2018 at Disseny Hub Barcelona,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 201804Oct2018 - 06Oct2018Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB)Barcelona, SPAINJOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects is the main art jewellery and art objects event in Spain. Gathering a great number of…"
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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
"- APPLY NOW -   GNCCF Manchester 11-14 October 2018   &   Introducing two new summer shows   GNCCF Newcastle at the Great Exhibition of the North 23-24 June 2018   GNCCF Sheffield 27-29 July…"
15 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Another Great Craft and Design With more pages than ever before and packed with all the latest news about craft fairs & shows, galleries & exhibition, courses & workshops, open studios & art trails, designer makers & artists,…"
15 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Handmade Oxford exhibitors announced! Handmade OxfordOxford Town HallFriday 18 - Sunday 20 May 2018  Handmade in Britain’s newest contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Oxford Town Hall celebrates the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"NEW CRAFTING YOUR LEGACY RESOURCE AVAILABLE CERF+ The Artists Safety Net announces the release of Crafting Your Legacy: A Guide to Putting Your Non-Artistic Assets to Work in an Estate Plan. The 22- page publication is a free PDF download. The…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Clerkenwell Design Week:…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"SAVE THE DATE | 24 April 2018   Drawing upon the talents of eight of the UK’s finest designer-makers, the ‘Collective Invites’ exhibition (23-28 April 2018) will showcase the best of contemporary multi-disciplinary craft,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Please join us in celebrating the opening of our new exhibitions: Private View 2 March 6-8pm Rising Stars 2018 - Winner to be announced at 7pm Julie Massie: Fragile Edges: One Year On   During the private view we will be announcing the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"If you are in or near Birmingham on Sunday 25th February come and see Poppy Porter and Steve Lawson perform their spellbinding music and live art show at the Tower of…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"MADEBYHAND https://madebyhandonline.com/collections/judith-brown-jewellery Colourful new geometric designs from Judith Brown Silver Curve Necklace, Oxidised Silver Semi Circle Earrings and Silver Isosceles Earrings. Judith…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The winners 2018 These are the winners of the INHORGENTA AWARDS 2018. Congratulations to all participants. http://inhorgenta-award.com/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Thank you all our members and followers: do share our pages.   Facebook: 3372likes and 3326 followers https://www.facebook.com/Association.Contemporary.Jewellery/   Crafthaus: 67 members:…"
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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.

 

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"AJF ACTIVITIES DURING MUNICH JEWELRY WEEK 2018 AJF Artist Award Presentation Wednesday, March 7-Wednesday March, 14PLATINA presents the five AJF Artist Award finalists as part of the FRAME area surrounding SCHMUCK. The winner will be announced on…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Central to the concept of Triple Parade is to set up a diverse dialogue between three parties.   Beyond THREE, is the first number to which the meaning “all” was given. It is the Triad; the power of three is universal and…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call JOYA Barcelona Fair 201815Feb2018 - 30Apr2018Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB)Barcelona, SPAINDEADLINE: 30/04/2018 Application period is now open.JOYA 2018 will take place on the October 04th, 05th and 06th 2018 at Disseny Hub Barcelona,…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 201804Oct2018 - 06Oct2018Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB)Barcelona, SPAINJOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects is the main art jewellery and art objects event in Spain. Gathering a great number of…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
15 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"- APPLY NOW -   GNCCF Manchester 11-14 October 2018   &   Introducing two new summer shows   GNCCF Newcastle at the Great Exhibition of the North 23-24 June 2018   GNCCF Sheffield 27-29 July…"
15 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Another Great Craft and Design With more pages than ever before and packed with all the latest news about craft fairs & shows, galleries & exhibition, courses & workshops, open studios & art trails, designer makers & artists,…"
15 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Handmade Oxford exhibitors announced! Handmade OxfordOxford Town HallFriday 18 - Sunday 20 May 2018  Handmade in Britain’s newest contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Oxford Town Hall celebrates the…"
15 hours ago

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