Angela Tilley – Community Outreach Manager
Angela is a 26-year veteran of the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Senior Chief Petty
Officer. During her time in the service, she spent over 9 years overseas, including tours in Italy,
Bahrain, Germany and Iraq.
Her education includes an Associate’s degree from University of Maryland, a Bachelor of
Science, Liberal Arts from Excelsior University, a Bachelor of Science in Education from the
University of Rio Grande, and graduate work in American History at Marshall University.
After a deployment to Iraq, Angela discovered pottery, and it changed the trajectory of her
life. She started taking lessons in 2011 at the D’Art Center, and continued while stationed in
Germany where she worked with Monika Armbruster, learning to work with porcelain, and
experimenting with Raku.
Upon returning to the United States in 2014, Angela continued her journey with ceramics and
began teaching beginning wheel classes at the D’Art Center, and The Hermitage Museum
and Gardens. Angela is also a member of the Ceramic Designers Association of Virginia. She
is passionate about art, community outreach, and volunteerism.
Angela lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband Mark (an avid D’Art Volunteer) and their two
rescue dogs, Nancy and Brian. She has one daughter, Lindsay, who lives in San Antonio,
“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” RADM Grace Hopper
Office hours are 10-4pm Tuesday-Friday