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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Triple Parade

Posted on October 19, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

The Triple Parade October 2018.

The Triple Parade event, opened on the 19th October 2018, organised and run by Sun Jie and the TRIPLE PARADE Biennale Organising Committee, HOW Art Museum-Design Center, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai

This is the fourth edition of Triple Parade, with the first established in 2013. This year’s theme and dialogue was across the Past, the Present, the Future. The programme…

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Farnham Craft Month: October 2018

Posted on October 1, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

 

Farnham Craft Town Celebrates throughout the year with many events, but Organisations and individuals come together each October to highlight activities across Farnham.

Rebecca has worked with the supporters of Farnham Craft Town and Craft Town England to develop the programme for 2018 Craft month as well as run events for the School of Craft and Design and develop two digital network pages to promote Craft Town activities throughout the year.…

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Future Craft: March 2018

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

 

Rebecca initiated and managed the Future Craft Conference, Exhibition, Publication and Networking. Future Craft was the first in a series of biennial conferences that will offer an opportunity for discussion, engagement and debate across a broad continuum of craft.

The ‘Entrepreneurship or Enterprise?’ conference will celebrate the continual innovation of the jewellery and silversmithing industry, learning, development, business and variety of contexts and…

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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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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

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"INTERVIEW IN CONVERSATION WITH ERATO KOULOUBI & NIKI STYLIANOU The Duo Behind Athens Jewelry Week by Melis Agabigum   Athens Jewelry Week 2019 just had its biggest, most complex year yet. What started as an intimate showcase of Greek…"
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"https://www.uca.ac.uk/artist-in-residence/ Artist in Residence application open to recent graduates at UCA."
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"Tate Edit x The Geometrist Paper Workshop…"
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"What are you thinking about? Submit a proposal with your article idea to be considered for publication on AJF. Be a part of the conversation. The next submission deadline is September 3, 2019.…"
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"In the past few years, 3D printing has gained tremendous momentum. Starting with plastic, the range of products has been extended to anything from metal ship's propellers to concrete houses. The latest project using concrete 3D printing is…"
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"Balancing Act: How to Embrace Both Intuition and Structure in a Creative Freelance Career https://99u.adobe.com/articles/63725/laura-chautin-freelance-arts-career-intuition-education"
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"https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/features/international-craft-pavilion   International Craft Pavilion   In the 3 years since its inception, the British Craft Pavilion became the go-to exhibition for high-end craft during the London…"
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"Scholarship funding is now available for SNAG's Road 2 Success programming.     Scholarships will be awarded based on application score, with priority given to underserved and marginalized communities, such as: women, people who…"
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"  Museum of the Year 2019   We're pleased to announce that St Fagans National Museum of History has been crowned Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019. Discover the winner and the shortlisted museums this year’s prize shines a…"
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"LIVE Q&A Saturday, July 20th, 1:00 pm Eastern Using Your Art for Social Change with Alejandra Carrillo-Estrada Register Now https://www.snagspace.org/road-2-success   Ever wondered how to merge art with activism? Do you want to…"
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"London Ethical Gem Fair   Save the date - 29th & 30th August 2019   We will be holding our next ethical gem fair in London on 29th and 30th August in Hatton Garden. These events are held jointly with our partners Fair Trade…"
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"Key dates: 4th of August 2019, Sunday: Deadline to apply. 13th of August 2019, Tuesday: Notification of outcome. 14th of September 2019, Saturday 6 pm - 9 pm: Exhibition date.   For enquiries, please email…"
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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/

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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. :)

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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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