Anne Waters' Profile

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After completing secondary school I was accepted into Sydney College of the Arts where I majored in photography with minors in painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. I graduated with a Degree in Visual Arts.

Descending from a family of teachers, I went on to study at the University of Western Sydney to obtain my Diploma in Art Education. My interest in teaching did not end there and I completed studies in Special Education at the University of New England, graduating with a Degree in Education.

I taught Art in high schools then left Australia to live in Japan and teach English. I returned to Australia and had two children. I found a window of opportunity to study design and was accepted into Sydney Design Institute, majoring in costume and set design. I graduated with a Diploma in Design…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 26
  • Joined December 5, 2009

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About

After completing secondary school I was accepted into Sydney College of the Arts where I majored in photography with minors in painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. I graduated with a Degree in Visual Arts.

Descending from a family of teachers, I went on to study at the University of Western Sydney to obtain my Diploma in Art Education. My interest in teaching did not end there and I completed studies in Special Education at the University of New England, graduating with a Degree in Education.

I taught Art in high schools then left Australia to live in Japan and teach English. I returned to Australia and had two children. I found a window of opportunity to study design and was accepted into Sydney Design Institute, majoring in costume and set design. I graduated with a Diploma in Design.

Following my studies, I was commissioned to design and make numerous wedding gowns and also created a line of bags which were sold in markets and boutiques in Sydney. I opened an Etsy shop which sold bags using my own fabric designs. I was shortlisted along with 19 other emerging designers by the Evie Group to present my work to the public and peers in a series of Designer Talks.

I became a Special Education teacher and continued to work until I had my third child. I returned to my studies and completed The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, a thorough and detailed course in all things pattern.

I recently completed Lilla Rogers' Make Art that Sells course and have distilled my years of knowledge and skills to develop a body of work that is fun, unique and colourful. I freelance as a textile designer and am also on the lookout to license my artwork in all fields.

I live with my husband and three children in Bondi Beach, Australia where I have lived all my adult life and where I derive much of my inspiration.

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