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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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
"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!…"
19 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Everyone enjoyed a very delectable time at our recent 20:20 Visions conference, including this delicious performance by Rachael Colley and Nuala Clooney (aka BY|WITH|BY) as part of the 'Ambiguous Implements' exhibition.   "
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Follow ACJ on Instagram to see some of the highlights from our fabulous 20:20 Visions conference in Sheffield. We celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery with performances, talks, workshops, pin-swaps,…"
Jul 18
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
" It takes a careful blend of science, craft and compassion to make a prosthetic…"
Jul 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"98 works of exciting and innovative studio jewellery in our I AM HERE exhibition, opening in London next…"
Jul 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Added Summer Class!New Inlay Techniques in PMC and Polymer August 18-21  Hi All,The New Inlay Techniques class that I just taught was so popular and had such a long wait list, that I'm adding a second session August 18-21 at my home studio…"
Jul 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/why-exhibit/designjunction acts as a platform for brands to do business with an audience of 27,000 design professionals and consumers who attend to discover new trends, meet new brands and buy new products.The show…"
Jul 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"From traditional ceramics to cutting-edge 3D printing technology, designjunction is a leading platform for innovative product design.Continuing our #wheredesignmeets campaign we are excited to explore #materials as our topic for July.We’ll be…"
Jul 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Subject Leader and Programme Coordinator – Conservation of Metals Full time (part time hours maybe available) Salary: £38,000 FTE   We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic conservation professional to be the…"
Jul 10
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Goldsmiths’ Review The latest edition of The Goldsmiths’ Review  will be available from 22 July. The new-look review contains features on makers Mary Ann Simmons and Jo Hayes Ward; Shakespeare and the Goldsmiths’ Company;…"
Jul 10
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Tickets for Goldsmiths' Fair 2017 are now on sale. The talks programme has also been announced, details below.Celebrated filmmaker Ujin Lin has created a video installation for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017. His film features jewellery and silver…"
Jul 10
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Auto Didactica Wire models from…"
Jul 10
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"“Packing up the studio was the most dreadful thing” Woman’s Hour Craft Prize finalist Romilly Saumerz Smith talks about life as a jeweller after her MS diagnosis." http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08wmk5l#playt=0h10m07s"
Jul 10
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"CERF+ announces new Artists “Get Ready” Grants to 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…"
Jul 10
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Art Jewelry Forum is planning two trips in 2018--be sure to mark your calendars. San Francisco from January 10-15, 2018 andCopenhagen and Oslo from September 25-October 1, 2018AJF typically plans one international and one North American trip each…"
Jul 10
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
" Handmade in Britain is pleased to announce the launch of our first fair in Oxford! Handmade Oxford will take place at Oxford Town Hall from Friday 18th - Sunday 20th May 2018. We would love to see you and your wonderful work at Oxford next…"
Jul 10

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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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