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
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
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
"Join AJF Wednesday, June 24, 2020, for AJF Live with Ela Bauer & Esther Knobel. Free, and open to members and non-members alike! https://artjewelryforum.org/organizations/ajf-events-and-trips"
Jun 21
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
Jun 19
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for Talente Competition 2021 https://www.ihm-handwerk-design.com/en/"
Jun 19
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Application for "Schmuck" and "Talente" https://www.hwk-expo.de/#/expoOverview"
Jun 19
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Nineteen48 - Moyo Gems webinar (Tuesday 9th June 2020) We recently gave a presentation about our ground-breaking Moyo Gems project that was co-hosted by Fay Cannings from Seekd. You can now see the recording on Youtube…"
Jun 19
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Handmade Chelsea - Save the dates   We are excited to return to the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall from Friday 13 - Sunday 15 November to connect craft collectors and enthusiasts with over 100 handpicked contemporary makers.…"
Jun 19
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Reed Exhibitions has announced that International Jewellery London, scheduled to take place at Alexandra Palace, London, from 13 to 15 September 2020, will be cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Market for Craft, the biggest study of the marketplace for ten years, is a valuable tool to inform the debate about how the market can and will develop. Join us for a series of free events in July to help us shape and energise the future craft…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Adventures in Chemistry and Technology: A Symposium - Exploring the legacy of 19th Century Innovation in Textiles, Jewellery and Materials CALL FOR PAPERS:…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Workshop/studio space available in London Dalston. Would be suitable for a jewellery designer, textile artist, illustrator, painter, fashion, ect. The space is shared with other young creatives. It is £200 pcm with wifi included and then bills…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The Craft Sector Hardship Fund will open at 11am on Wednesday 17 June. Apply here…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Romanian shoemaker makes size 75 shoes for social distancing…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"'It needs guts': commercial galleries are reopening – why aren't the rest?…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Join AJF THURSDAY, June 18, 2020, for AJF Live with Nikki Couppee & emiko oye. Free, and open to members and non-members alike! For more information and to register follow this link. https://artjewelryforum.org/organizations/ajf-events-and-trips"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Institute of Making new technicians Helen and Josie! Congratulations Helen Carnac: Helen Carnac has long been a presence at the Institute of Making, delivering enamelling activities at open days and through masterclasses. After training in metal…"
Jun 14
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"SNAGFREE Craft Lab: Applying for a Fulbright Fellowship with Nicole Jacquard on Saturday, June 27th, 1:00-3:00 pm Eastern. Ever wanted to immerse yourself in another country -- really get to know the people, the language, the unique culture that…"
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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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