Rebecca Skeels
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Farnham, Surrey, UK
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SKEELS
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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 led 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 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

As a designer-maker, Rebecca’s work has been exhibited across Europe, in the USA and China and she continues to explore ideas and work collaboratively with like-minded designer-makers within different disciplines, utilising different materials. In parallel, Rebecca’s enthusiasm to encourage others to learn and to be creative led her to the position as Course 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/

Crafts Council Mentor. http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/hea-fellowships

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/
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.skeels.co.uk
What media do you work with?
mixed media.

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Update August 2019

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 8:52am 0 Comments

Some of you may be aware that due to the restructure at the University for the Creative Arts there are no longer Course Leader positions. I will be finishing as Course Leader of the postgraduate programmes (MA Ceramics, MA Glass, MA Jewellery, MA Metalwork, MA Product Design and MA Textiles) in the School of Craft and Design at the end of August.
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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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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Make Your Future campaign Pledge your support Our vision is that every child has a chance to discover their practical abilities, develop their creative talents, and become a maker of the future. This vision is rooted in the knowledge that craft…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Double solo exhibition 'Unorthodox' with Sarah Perkins and Kelvin J. Birk   at Bomb Metal & Fry Jewelry Studio, Taipei, Taiwan from the 9th - 30th November 2019   Their full address is: BM & FJ Studio No, 27, Lane…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Tuesday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Trustees Wanted Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre is looking for three Trustees to join our enthusiastic and dedicated Board of Trustees in December 2019. The Board is made up of nine Trustees appointed by the Grange, and five appointed by the Borough…"
Monday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Covent Garden on the 19th to 21st October 2019. The event will feature live jewellery making demonstrations from 30 of the world’s leading independent designers, including Nadia Minkoff, Mishanto London & SVP Jewellery. We’re…"
Oct 11
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for Entries   The Exhibition in Motion is a runway-type event that will take place at the SNAG conference in Philadelphia, PA in May 2020. The Exhibition in Motion committee is seeking proposals that reflect how you see the future.…"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"New Hallmarking Dealer's Notice To Be Introduced The Dealer’s Notice, which must be displayed by all dealers supplying precious metal jewellery, is being updated to include two new marks, in a version that will be compulsory from 1 May…"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"CATALOGUING YOUR JEWELRY COLLECTION Everything You Need to Know to Get Started by Rebekah Frank https://artjewelryforum.org/cataloguing-your-jewelry-collection"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Beverly Bartlett Handmade Jewellery – Science in Silver https://www.craftinfocus.com/bev-bartlett-jeweller"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Call for Applications: a-n Artist Bursaries 2020 a-n The Artists Information Company is offering 50+ bursaries of £500 – £1,500 to Artist and Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members wishing to undertake self-determined…"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"NEW: Farnham Maltings – Chair of Trustees   Salary – This is a voluntary role   Farnham Maltings is seeking a Chair of Trustees to lead the board during an exciting time of change.   “One of the jewels in the…"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for Talente Competition 2020…"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The jeweller Jane Adam will give a talk at the Bluecoat on Thursday 17th October from 2 - 4pm. Tickets are available now and further details to be found by following this link http://www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com/… Jane's retrospective…"
Oct 8
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Participation in creative apprenticeships has fallen by a third over the past three years, data released by DCMS shows.   There were 1,830 apprentices in arts, media and publishing in the 2017/18 year, according to the department’s…"
Oct 6

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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
"Make Your Future campaign Pledge your support Our vision is that every child has a chance to discover their practical abilities, develop their creative talents, and become a maker of the future. This vision is rooted in the knowledge that craft…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Double solo exhibition 'Unorthodox' with Sarah Perkins and Kelvin J. Birk   at Bomb Metal & Fry Jewelry Studio, Taipei, Taiwan from the 9th - 30th November 2019   Their full address is: BM & FJ Studio No, 27, Lane…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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