Prior to studying textiles, (BA Hons Textiles - Manchester School of Art) Lesley Lister established and managed her own environmental consultancy and was awarded an MBE for Services to the Environment. The natural environment continues to be an important source of inspiration in Lesley's work.
Design decisions are influenced by qualities of light, reflection and shadow found in nature and the landscape, and inspiration has come from Scandinavian and Japanese artists using constructed textiles in architectural spaces. Lesley enjoys using contemporary materials such as stainless steel, monofilament and paper in what is generally perceived as a very traditional craft.
Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Artificial Light, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
Liverpool Design Festival, UK
Craft Revolution, UK
Laboratorium, Copenhagen, Denmark