About

  • Training

    I originally studied at Stroud Art College doing a BTEC in Illustration & 3D Design. After this I went to do a BA(hons) in Puppetry at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Most recently I have taken a sidestep into Fine Furniture Making. These skills have been really useful for puppet making and technical drawing.

  • My Practice

    I'm a performance maker, puppetry specialist and visual artist. I work in collaboration with theatre companies and a network of individual practitioners combining performance, puppetry and education. Often i'm commissioned as a puppet maker in response to briefs, and as a consultant at the stage of design and conception. I'm passionate about working with people through education to help realise and facilitate creative vision. Alongside this I work unravelling personal narratives, and turning this into visual and theatrical work. I believe creative work can have an incredible transformative effect, on the participant and audience.

  • Creative Collaboration

    I'm fascinated by working in an interdisciplinary way. Whether investigating scientific theories and how this can be shown through animated images, or taking a piece of poetry and bringing it life with shape and movement. I have collaborated with fashion designers, used puppetry in art therapy and toured puppet shows through libraries.

  • Future

    Currently working from my studio at Stroud Valleys Artspace, in the South West of England. I would love to create new working relationships, if you have a project you would like to talk about then please get in contact by dropping an email or call for a chat.

Portfolio

Moving Theatre Experience

Puppetry & Documentary Film

Frida

Walk-about Puppet

Camel Puppet

Puppet making & Design

Stringnote Puppets

Puppet Making & Design

Sky Opera

Street performance

Skeleton Puppet

Puppet Making & Design

The Skeleton Woman

Storytelling

The Origin of Love

Puppet Show

Old Man

Table-top Puppet

Sheep

Fabrication

Birds

Mobiles

The Animals

Sculpture

Mask Design

Mask Design and Construction

Lantern cards

Illustration

Workshops

Creative Facilitation

Sketchbook

Everyday thoughts and doodles

Sketchbook

Everyday thoughts and doodles

Sketchbook

Everyday thoughts and doodles

Sketchbook

Everyday thoughts and doodles

Services

Design

I offer technical design and fabrication of sculpture, props or puppets

Performance

I work from the concept development of a performance, gathering material, to dramaturgy and devising

Products

I have a few objects, mobiles and cards that I have designed for the home. Animated in various ways, they are can be brought directly through me or on Etsy

Contact Me

isabel.a.lyster@gmail.com