Rebecca Skeels
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  • Farnham
  • United Kingdom
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
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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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
"  FREE LIVE Q&A this Tuesday, June 18th, 4:30 pm Eastern   Sustainable Metalsmithing Practice with Sarah duPont, Rachael Eplee, Susan Keane, and Christina Miller Register Now https://www.snagspace.org/road-2-success This…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 BA Graduates and MA Postgraduates Craftspace returns to Birmingham Cathedral Square for the ninth year with In:Site, commissioning newly graduated and emerging makers to produce temporary site specific, participatory…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Take part at The London Artisan What we look for in an applicant: Handmade original products Commitment and passion for developing your brand Presentation and professionalism with finished product Uniqueness in market place Strong social media…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Now Fellowship are now open.   Based in Nottingham (UK), Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation. We work with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life.   The Near Now Fellowship is our…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"NEW DEVELOPMENT   Work in Progress – SPACE will be opening 35 studios for artists, makers and creative businesses in Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford. This is a great opportunity for artists working in Redbridge and we are hoping to reach…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Focus – Next: Deep Play Application deadline: Mon 24 Jun 10am Residency: Sep – Dec 2019 & Jan – Mar 2020   SPACE’s Art + Technology programme is looking for the next round of artists for the Focus – Next…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"BRIEF TATE is launching a new open call to UK-based designer/makers. We are looking for objects for the home to be stocked in our Tate Edit shop based at Tate Modern and on our online shop. Tate Edit is a curated selection of products- some…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Collect Open Applications Collect 2020 is moving to Somerset House! This means an exciting new space for Collect Open, where work made specifically for the fair will be viewed on the world stage alongside internationally renowned galleries. This…"
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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
"Open Call for Silver Triennial, 19th International Competition…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Open Call for Assistant of San W Gallery and Studio What we are looking for in an applicant: basic knowledge of goldsmith and jewellery. keep the daily maintenance of the gallery and studio, assist in exhibitions and other activities, to…"
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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
"Late availability Seize the opportunity with a last minute place on the following courses:   Drawing hands, feet and faces with Sarka Darton, 23-26 June Acrylic ink painting – movement and vibrant colour with Christine Forbes, 1-4…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  8 tips for selling your craft on Instagram   How to make an…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"#NEWMAKERS COMPETITION ** Are you a recent craft graduate or new maker? Win an exclusive career-kick-starter session with our Talent Development experts PLUS a year’s subscription to @craftsmagazine. Follow these two simple steps: 1. Follow…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"    The call for entries deadline has been extended to June 24, 2019.   The Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) is SNAG's annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the…"
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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.

 

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  FREE LIVE Q&A this Tuesday, June 18th, 4:30 pm Eastern   Sustainable Metalsmithing Practice with Sarah duPont, Rachael Eplee, Susan Keane, and Christina Miller Register Now https://www.snagspace.org/road-2-success This…"
9 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 BA Graduates and MA Postgraduates Craftspace returns to Birmingham Cathedral Square for the ninth year with In:Site, commissioning newly graduated and emerging makers to produce temporary site specific, participatory…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Take part at The London Artisan What we look for in an applicant: Handmade original products Commitment and passion for developing your brand Presentation and professionalism with finished product Uniqueness in market place Strong social media…"
10 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Now Fellowship are now open.   Based in Nottingham (UK), Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation. We work with artists to make, and make sense of, technology in everyday life.   The Near Now Fellowship is our…"
10 hours ago

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