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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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
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"It’s nearly Great Northern time!       We're really looking forward to visiting The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair next month. The event will feature over 150 of the UK’s leading designer makers, from…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Made by hand jeweller Sarah Packington.       Using dyed acrylic and silver, Sarah Packington makes beautifully bold jewellery, manipulating her materials to create strong colours that play with light: “I enjoy playing with…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Scholarship program “Designers in Residence” at Pforzheim   Every year from April to June the city of Pforzheim invites international young designers as part of the scholarship program “Designers in Residence” to…"
15 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"TempContemp is a TEMPORARY curatorial pilot project experimenting with the exhibition of CONTEMPORARY jewellery – in other words…there’s a new independent gallery space in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia and we want to show the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Open Call for a Juried Exhibition: Heart Failure https://alliages.org/call-for-project-heart-failure   « Heart Failure« , the 10th anniversary exhibition by Alliages, held in Lille (France) and Munich (Schmuck 2019)."
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"CALL FOR ENTRIES EiM_featureSNAG will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year at the 2019 Chicago conference, The Loop: Coming Full Circle. The Exhibition in Motion (EiM) committee is seeking works that reflect this milestone. The EiM is a…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Art in Action and Handmade in Britain present... Handmade Oxford - The International Contemporary Art Festival Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 June 2019 Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"21st Annual General Meeting of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery On Monday 12th November 2018, 5pm At Morley College, Room B13, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT   Location, map and travel directions can be found here:…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Handmade at Kew - The International Contemporary Craft FairThursday 4 - Sunday 7 October 2018Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond TW9 3ABhandmadeinbritain.co.uk/kew"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"AJF Press Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, California: Emily Shaffer has won the 2018 Halstead Grant for new jewelry businesses. Emily Shaffer Studio started three years ago in Franklin, Maine, and will be moving to a new location in…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"We have searched the UK to find a range of craft talents to feature in our new film series What’s Your Craft. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Crafts Council maker of the Week is Sarah Herriot who is exhibiting in Week 1 (25-30 September) of Goldsmiths' Fair. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/sarah-herriot-design/"
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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
"Claire Allain Jewellery Showcase Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to…"
Sep 16
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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. :)

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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
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"It’s nearly Great Northern time!       We're really looking forward to visiting The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair next month. The event will feature over 150 of the UK’s leading designer makers, from…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Made by hand jeweller Sarah Packington.       Using dyed acrylic and silver, Sarah Packington makes beautifully bold jewellery, manipulating her materials to create strong colours that play with light: “I enjoy playing with…"
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Scholarship program “Designers in Residence” at Pforzheim   Every year from April to June the city of Pforzheim invites international young designers as part of the scholarship program “Designers in Residence” to…"
15 hours ago

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