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
"Artists Caroline Broadhead and Maisie Broadhead are mother and daughter but work independently of each other.   Interrogating representations of women and the portrayal of ‘women’s…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The power of the arts and social activities to improve the nation's health   Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock speaks to the King's Fund about the benefits of social…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Jewellery by Stööki. We talk to Nadia, Luke and Bosola about how they are inspired by the raw energy of London's youth culture and working towards a more transparent and open jewellery industry in our latest What’s Your Craft…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet 170 makers over two sites. https://cockpitarts.com/shop-cockpit/open-studios/"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Open Studios Open Studios 2018   Launch night Friday 23rd November, 6 – 8pm (bar + food + live music) Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November, 10 – 5pm Free…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Preziosa Young Design Competition 2019 Call for Applications 29Jan2018 - 15Nov2018 Florence Florence, ITALY DEADLINE: 15/11/2018     https://www.preziosa.org/preziosa-young/  "
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"NYC Jewelry Week is NYC's first and only week dedicated to promoting the world of jewelry. Focused on educational and innovative New York-centric programming, NYCJW features exhibitions, educational lectures, explorative workshops...…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"NYC Jewelry Week is NYC's first and only week dedicated to promoting the world of jewelry. Focused on educational and innovative New York-centric programming, NYCJW features exhibitions, educational lectures, explorative workshops, exclusive…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"NYC Jewelry Week is NYC's first and only week dedicated to promoting the world of jewelry. Focused on educational and innovative New York-centric programming, NYCJW features exhibitions, educational lectures, explorative workshops, exclusive…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"As arts and cultural organisations rise to the challenges facing the sector, some are adopting new and ground-breaking templates for their relationships with business. Patrick Towell surveys the changing…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Christmas Fair Wed 28 & Thu 29 Nov Featuring a bustling market place with over 140 stalls specializing in handmade gifts and crafts, delicious food and beverages.   Enjoy a glass of fizz from our Riverside Café. Take advantage of…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Save the date: Materials Research Exchange 2020   This is a call to open your diaries and save the date for Materials Research Exchange 2020 (MRE2020) which will be taking place 18th – 20th February at the Business Design Centre in…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"n our blog we caught up with contemporary jeweller Carol Hunt: "For me jewellery is a form of self-expression and I am essentially exploring the complexities of life. There are particular memories and experiences that I often come back to, but…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Katherine Richmond's jewellery combines the luxury of precious metals with something altogether more ephemeral – the pages of salvaged, vintage books. Worn colours and embossed patterns from book covers are preserved and celebrated with…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"THE FUTURE OF KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE QUARTER CONFERENCE 2018 https://www.knowledgequarter.london/kq-conference-2018/future-of-knowledge-2018/"
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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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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Artists Caroline Broadhead and Maisie Broadhead are mother and daughter but work independently of each other.   Interrogating representations of women and the portrayal of ‘women’s…"
Sunday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The power of the arts and social activities to improve the nation's health   Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock speaks to the King's Fund about the benefits of social…"
Sunday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Jewellery by Stööki. We talk to Nadia, Luke and Bosola about how they are inspired by the raw energy of London's youth culture and working towards a more transparent and open jewellery industry in our latest What’s Your Craft…"
Sunday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Cockpit Arts' Open Studios happen twice a year; see behind the scenes, meet 170 makers over two sites. https://cockpitarts.com/shop-cockpit/open-studios/"
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