Thursday, 20 November 2008

MAKER OF THE WEEK - Anna Tilson


ANNA TILSON MOSAICS

Brighton based AnnaTilson has been making mosaics for more than 9 years.
She uses only carefully selected vintage crockery to bring a new quirky slant to mosaic making. Turning old discarded plates and cups left at the back of the cupboard, into new precious objects.
Anna Tilson’s work is inspired by a combination of a Victorian boudoir and a 1930’s tea room – nostalgic and whimsical.

All her pieces are original one – off designs and the range includes fancy mirrors, eclectic vases, romantic brooches and fancy floral wall plaques.


Where and what is your studio?
I work at Cross Street Studios in Hove. We’re just off the seafront, and there are 12 of us on 3 open plan floors. We are big Radio 4 fans on the top floor where I work.

What do you have on your pin board?
Photos of my children, postcards from exhibitions and a few badges. See photo.


What is your favourite website?
www.buses.co.uk. Bulk buy reduced priced bus tickets for Brighton’s expensive public transport

One favourite living artist?
Gillian Ayres. She paints large, exuberant and colourful paintings which lift your spirits.

One living craft maker?
Grainne Morton. She makes beautifully made jewellery using obscure and miniature objects.


One favourite historical artist?
Marie Laurencin. Beautiful, simple paintings using delicate and feminine colours.

What was the last craft thing you purchased?
A lovely rose transfer mug by Hanne Rysgaard which I bought at this year’s Origins. I have used it every day since I bought it!