Anna Tilson was born in 1959 in London.She studied textiles and fashion at St. Martins School of Art between 1978 and 1982. After leaving college Anna become a freelance textile designer, setting up a studio in London. She set up her own business, making hand printed scarves and clothes.Outlets for her textiles included Neiman Marcus - New York, Liberties of London, the Crafts Council at the V&A and the annual Chelsea Crafts Fair.
In 1999 Anna Tilson changed discipline and produced a collection of beautiful mosaic works. Inspiration originates from Indian textiles and Islamic architecture to patchwork quilts and pink roses! Her expanding collection includes mirrors, garden tables, flower pots and "wallflowers". All mosaics are made from hand painted ceramic tiles and grouted in variety of colours.