Anna trained in Fine Art Tapestry at Edinburgh College in the 90’s, where her fascination with reusing and recycling began. She created installation based artwork using all sorts of mediums from plastic bags and rusty metal to mud and blood. Her work at the time explored the interaction between man and nature She trained to become a teacher, gaining her PGCE in 2001 and has subsequently worked in both formal and informal educational settings. She worked for 7 years as a lecturer for Broxtowe College (now Castle College) in Nottingham, teaching various courses to young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.
After completing her MA in Creative Collaborations at Nottingham Trent University Anna has explored her practice through delivering various art projects; this research culminated in her developing bags2riches as a fairtrade enterprise.
Anna went on to form The Making House in Burton on Trent where she runs a variety of workshops including recycling art techniques, silver smithing and textile based courses.
Well known for her exemplary work as a Community Artist, Anna has led a variety of recycle art projects working with people from all walks of life and abilities.
The Making House
50 Bearwood Hill Road,Winshill
Burton on Trent DE15 0JR