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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.
"application for Handmade Edinburgh and Handmade in Britain. The deadline for applications for both shows is Friday 28th April. You can apply online here: handmadeinbritain.co.uk/apply/Handmade Edinburgh 27 - 29 OctoberThe second edition of Handmade…"
"An opportunity to preview Boodles latest high jewellery collection; ‘The Poetry of Landscape’, before it is showcased to the public. Boodles Director, James Amos, and Head of Design, Rebecca Hawkins, discuss the creative processes…"
"applications for autumn festivals close soon“The quality of designers was fantastic and everyone had such different work.”Just over a week to go until the applications for the popular autumn craft festivals, thread and festival of…"
"Here London 2017
Here is It’s Nice That’s annual symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society in west London on Friday 9 June. The one-day event brings together a vast array of the most exciting creative talent from the UK…"
"Challenge your senses at Clerkenwell Design Week with a range of playful and interactive encounters brought to you by Norwegian manufacturer HÅG and science communication and immersive experience design collective Hack the Senses!…"
"In May and June 2017, the a-n team will be out and about in five UK towns and cities, bringing together artists for a mix of workshops, talks, get-togethers and much more. https://www.a-n.co.uk/assemblyEach a-n Assembly will take place over two…"
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The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George is pleased to announce the call for artists and makers open for The 4th John…"
Proposals for Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair, 21 - 24 September 2017
The Crafts Council is putting together a proposal to exhibit a body of works by new British talent at the inaugural Tresor Contemporary Craft Fair, Basel…"
"Collect returnsPut the date in your diary, Collect returns to the Saatchi Gallery from the 22 to 25 February 2018.The event is an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy contemporary museum-quality objects in ceramic, glass, jewellery, wood, metal and…"
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