Anna-Louise Llewellyn


Personal Statement   

As a mature student I will be completing my BA Hons Art Practice in June 2012.  I currently work with a range of ages in a variety of settings.  I assist in the 1st year ceramics course and. work at The Museum of Welsh life as a pottery instructor. Volunteering in the community at a local school arts club activity is extremely fulfilling and I have developed a wide variety of personal contacts. I have a wealth of design knowledge and skills including animation, interior design and ceramics. I now feel ready to move into newer challenges incorporating my art practice and utilising my technical, teaching and managerial skills.



2009 – 2012     University of Glamorgan,Pontypridd

BA Hons, Art Practice

2002 – 2003      Computeraid,Sengennethydd Road,Cardiff

UCDL Computer course

1980 – 1982     Heathfield House School,Cardiff

studied A Levels-Art English

1974 – 1980     Royal Masonic school for Girls, Hertfordshire

10 O levels including Maths and English

Creative Work Experience


2011                              Committee member National Museum of Wales for the “100

                                      years of Animation exhibition October 2012

Organising a three venue exhibition liaising with curators and professionals in the animation industry. Conducting research which involved site visits to all venues and other museums and gathering information on methods of display and interactive materials.

May 2011                      Ceramics Tutor. National Museum Of Wales, St Fagans

Teaching the general public, how to throw a pot. Working to a tight schedule in a restricted time limit using four wheels simultaneously. This required decision-making and assessment in order to prioritise the needs of each individual.  Support was provided to individuals with varying levels of practical ability in order to achieve a finished product of a good standard.

June 2011                    Exhibition Co-Curator, Half a Degree  Oriel y Bont, Crawshays, University of  Glamorgan,

Jointly responsible for organizing an exhibition of student work in a

Professional gallery.  Networked with professionals and developed

contacts in a variety of venues. Organised a fund raising committee

and managed the budget.  Managed the funds for publicity, the      launch event and the exhibition. Marketing the event through press releases and a targeted guest list.

1992 – 1996                   Freelance comic book Artist for BBC Toybox magazine, monthly

Animation Employment History

I have trained and worked in animation as a designer, production coordinator, and researcher working on numerous films and BAFTA winning series in Britain and America.

Apr 96 –  Aug 96          Animation Designer,production co-ordinator

                                      The Dave Edwards Studio Grahams Yard ,Allensbank Rd    Cathays Cardiff


Feb 94 –  March 94       Animation designer Mike Young Productions Ventura Blvd,L A.



Jul 88 –   Mar 93           Animation Designer and production co-ordinator

               The Dave Edwards Studio Grahams Yard ,Allensbank Road,

               Cathays, Cardiff.


Jun 82 –  Jun 88          Trainee Animation Artist  for 3 years then animation artist

               Siriol Animation Phoenix Buildings Mount Stuart Square,Cardiff

Interior Design Employment History

I learnt a wealth of practical skills from this job as it covered many aspects outside my designer skillset dealing with customer relations.   It was very different from working in a studio environment.  It involved project managing full house transformations, managing my own time and appointments.

Jul 93 –  Feb 94          Interior Designer, Leekes department Store Llantrisant,Pontyclun,Mid  Glam

General and Transferrable Skills                            

  • Design talent relevant to animation, Interior design, Ceramics, Printing , Painting  and other art practice base skills.
  • As a professional interior designer and animation designer I have Initiated original designs. Liaising with companies and have simultaneously led and managed staff here and abroad.
  • Confident communication and presentation skills when pitching for a contact through to all aspects of a films production and interior based projects.
  • Managing schedules I prioritise my own work and that of others, and run numerous projects simultaneously. I assess the needs and the support required of individual students at the museum, junior school and University.
  • Maintaining a ceramic and animation studio, budgeting, purchasing and shipping materials, and also responsible for the preparation of materials working without supervision.
  • Ability to interview and assess work of potential art department members.
  • Excellent time management skills managing over 100 people at the Museum a day throwing a pot. Working long hours to very strict deadlines, I can remain unfazed and function under pressure.


2011                               University of Glamorgan,Pontypridd

Assisting in the ceramic module for the 1st year  BA Hons, Art      Practice. Preparing materials ready for the students, interacting and assisting in a studio environment. Capturing the students imagination through exploratory use of a variety of materials so that they can go on to confidently work on their own.



2006-Present              Llysfaen Primary School Running a weekly after school arts club at for up to 30 children age 8-9 .

2000 -2004                  Llysfaen Primary School.Chair of PTA running monthly committee meetings,organising fundraising activities from school fetes to Charity Balls with sponsorship and marketing to raising over £10,000  a year.


Posted February 14, 2012 by annallewellyn

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