2002 City and Guild Further and Adult Education Teachers’ Certificate Stage 1, Barnfield
1998 – 1999 Masters Degree in Applied Arts and Visual Culture, London Guildhall University,
1993 – 1998 BA (hons) in Art and Design, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts
1992 – 1993 Foundation course in Art and Design, The North Herts College, Stevenage,
Ceramics for adults in Hertford Regional College 2005 - 2007. Classes in ceramics,
mixed media and oil painting in Courtyard Arts Centre Hertford 1999 till today.
In 2006 Aila completed a commission for the EU, to produce commemorative plaques
in ceramic for an international project called “NEWTASC”. This required the production
of 8 plaques each of which represented a new town in Europe. Aila attended a meeting
in Brussels for her design sign off.
Ceramicist in residence at The Courtyard Arts Centre May 2000 – September 2002.