‘Our internationally renowned School of Jewellery is the largest in Europe, with excellent facilities and expertise to develop your career in this exciting specialist sector.’
Rebecca was previously Course Leader for Post Graduate Courses in the School of Crafts and Design at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. This involved the co-ordination and management of the School’s taught postgraduate courses at Farnham, maintaining and developing recruitment, retention, curriculum and assessment. Responsibility for effective delivery of the schools’ MA programme and to undertake a significant teaching role and manage the input of specialist tutors. Rebecca was also a member of the Schools Management Team, an ex-officious member of the School Board of Study and an active member of the teaching and learning working group.
Rebecca was also a Senior Tutor for the undergraduate Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork course and the Jewellery and Metalwork Pathway Leader at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. This enabled her to teach and lecture at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, on continually developing courses, working & sharing knowledge with the Designers, Makers and Crafts Professionals of the future.
Working on a multidiscipline course has allowed Rebecca to develop her interest in other materials, working closely with the students that have chosen glass and ceramics as a specialist area, as much as the students working with jewellery, silversmithing and metalwork. Introducing projects that encourage the cohort to consider combining materials in their final designs and expanding their knowledge of materials research and cross-disciplinary activities.
Rebecca is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has completed and graduated from a Postgraduate course in Teaching in the Creative Arts for Higher Education. She completed her Master of Arts at Central Saint Martins in 2001 in Design by Project.
‘Senior and Principal Fellowships are typically awarded to experienced staff who are able to demonstrate impact and influence through leading and managing within a learning and teaching context. Principal Fellows must be able to demonstrate a sustained and effective record of impact at a strategic level in relation to learning and teaching.’)
Rebecca contributes regularly by writing articles for publication, collaborates with various organisations to manage and contribute to symposiums, conferences and exhibitions and has built up an online profile by setting up and continually updating three Network pages for the Association for Contemporary Jewellery. Rebecca has also a regular participant on selection and judging panels such as Rising Stars, the Crafts Council Hothouse programme, Craft and Design awards, Farnham Art Society annual exhibitions and the Festival of Crafts.
Rebecca has taken part in a variety of internal and external validations and reviews at West Dean College, The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, Birmingham City University, Plymouth College of Art and Design and at the University for Creative Arts.
Rebecca’s continuous development in teaching and her specialist area highlights her dedication and enthusiasm for the crafts and the sharing of knowledge and information. This all feeds into her teaching, working closely with students, academics and technicians developing a variety of teaching activities to make their experience enjoyable and effective.
Rebecca lectures, teaches and demonstrates at a variety of levels from short courses, weekend and evening classes to ad hoc sessions. As part of sharing information Rebecca has recently written a book for beginners on soldering. Soldering for Jewellers is published by The Crowood Press. Rebecca also regularly reviews publications for Boomsbury publishers.