Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) prides itself in searching for the best possible tutors in order to deliver the best possible teaching and Anna Silverton is no exception.

Anna Silverton is a Course Team Leader for 3D Art & Design at WAES and an accomplished Ceramist who runs her own studio from home.

Her clients range from Doris Lockhart Saatchi and Sir Terence Conran. Anna has also enlisted a wide range of corporate clients who commission her to produce one off ceramic pieces. Previous clients include Butterfield Chapel, Covent Garden, London Meridian Hotel Piccadilly, Budapest
Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, London Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire
Radiance of the Sea, Caribbean Cruise Ship Sandy Lane, Barbados.

Anna has built up an elaborate collection of ceramic vases over the years receiving impressive coverage at exhibitions and in magazines including Elle Decoration. Currently some of her work is being exhibited at Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery in London.

“All my vases and bowls are wheel thrown. I like to interrupt and repeat structures, through cutting, joining and reshaping on the wheel, to discover new forms and hone them” says Anna.

Anna completed an
MA Degree (with commendation) at the Royal College of Art, from there she went on to teach Ceramics in America. When returning to the UK she naturally continued her teaching as a part time Ceramic tutor at WAES and then went onto becoming a Course Team Leader. Anna has been a tutor at WAES for over 15 years and thoroughly enjoys the experience.

“Teaching is incredibly satisfying and I absolutely love it, I’ve remained with WAES for so long as I’m passionate about the quality of teaching and the excellence of facilities. WAES excels on both those accounts as some of the equipment we use at WAES is equivalent to that of degree level.”

Anna’s experience at WAES has given her immense satisfaction, she has seen people fulfil their lifelong dreams and go onto achieve great things, at Universities or in their own studios.

Anna goes onto say that; “ Over the years there’s been a wide range of people taking ceramic courses at WAES, some are older learners with hobbies, people returning to study and broaden their horizons or sometimes professionals looking to increase their skills. Whatever their reason, background or ability I have never yet failed to teach anyone how to use potters wheel to make functional ceramics, I gain great pleasure from that.”

WAES was the first adult education to offer a glass course and is still the only adult education to offer kiln-formed glass. This coupled with the fact that WAES has some of the best quality tutors are the main reasons why students from all over London and beyond come to study at WAES.

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