Rebecca Skeels
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Farnham, Surrey, UK
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
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
"FAVELAB BONDS 2019 Apply for one of 20 one-week residency offers in central Athens from September - December 2019. Artists, designers, cultural managers, writers or art historians are invited to apply for one ore more of the 20 FaveLAB Bonds. Each…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"3D Workshop Technician Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 per annum, depending on experience Full Time Closes: 19th October 2018 Job Ref: CEG…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Society of North American Goldsmiths Launches “Membership Month” Society of North American Goldsmiths from October 15 - November 30, 2018 The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), a nonprofit membership organization…"
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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
"  Gallery Funaki   Our current exhibition is Triple Matter, an exhibition featuring works by Inari Kiuru, Lore Langendries and Hyun-seok Sim, on show until 27 October. Inari, Lore and Hyun-seok each focus closely on a distinct…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Luxembourg Art Prize. Deadline 30 April 2019 The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. Its function is to discover artists, and it is open to…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"International Jewellery Design Excellence (IJDE) Award 2019. Deadline 30 November 2018To honour creative and outstanding jewellery designers from all over the world, the IJDE Award provides a platform for international jewellery designers to…"
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Saul Bell Design Award. Deadline 25 October 2018. The 2019 Saul Bell Design Award is now accepting submissions. Entries can be made for a wide range of categories including: Jewellery collection couture/fine, Jewellery collection fashion/bridge,…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"    The Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs Creative Jam is aimed at people aged between 16 - 30, who have exciting ideas that could change the world.   If you're interested in social or ethical businesses, you're ambitious and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Design studio Crafting Plastics! Studio created Nuatan, a new type of bioplastic that is biobased, biocompatible, and biodegradable, for products and disposable objects.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"festival of crafts Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct   We're really excited about festival of crafts, Farnham Maltings’ longest running craft event and this year has even more makers showcasing their work than ever before.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Design Debate: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Inspiration? https://99u.adobe.com/articles/59641/design-debate-is-there-such-a-thing-as-too-much-inspiration"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Visual Arts Teacher @ The Scots College Company Location Bellevue Hill, AU https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/488227/Visual%20Arts%20Teacher%20RD%202018-1.pdf?t=1539317032209"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Apply for innovation funding   If you’re a UK-based business or research organisation, you may be able to compete for government-backed funding to:   research and develop a process, product or service test your…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Crafts Council are looking for a new Creative Director to join the Crafts Council and play a vital role in shaping the future of craft in the UK.…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Prosthetics Focus Group Our Institute of Making researchers are looking for people who wear a prosthetic limb to be part of a focus group exploring the Materials Library at the Institute of Making next Saturday 20th October from 2-4pm.   We…"
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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
"FAVELAB BONDS 2019 Apply for one of 20 one-week residency offers in central Athens from September - December 2019. Artists, designers, cultural managers, writers or art historians are invited to apply for one ore more of the 20 FaveLAB Bonds. Each…"
2 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"3D Workshop Technician Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 per annum, depending on experience Full Time Closes: 19th October 2018 Job Ref: CEG…"
yesterday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Society of North American Goldsmiths Launches “Membership Month” Society of North American Goldsmiths from October 15 - November 30, 2018 The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), a nonprofit membership organization…"
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