Born to artist parents (the potter Nic HARRISON and weaver Jackie Harrison) Lisa Wisdom spent much of her childhood at Trelowarren. She creates unique metal landscapes from a palette of rust and copper.

After attending St Ives School of Art and Penzance Art School, she trained as a jeweller - a skill which introduced her to the art of blacksmithing. She travelled abroad to learn more about this craft, and on her return to Cornwall in 2008, she set up Smythick Forge near Falmouth.

She has carried out commissions for artworks in Redruth and Carn Brea and, funded by the Landmark Trust, restored the Smithy on Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. In 2014 she carried out restoration work on the original fireplace at the Leach Pottery (now part of the Museum).

Co-founder of the Cornish Blacksmiths Collective, Lisa was voted Cornish Blacksmithing Champion in 2014. The following year she was presented with the 'Design & Innovation Award' by the Guild of Ten at the Cornwall Design Fair.


Landscapes in rust and copper


2017: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (11 Nov-20 Jan)

2019: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (23 Nov-18 Jan)

2022: Strata, Tremenheere Gallery, Penzance (Nov)

2022: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (26 Nov-28 Jan)


Cornish Blacksmiths Collective (co-founder)

Terra Mater Art


Cornwall Today (May 2018) 'The Real Cornwall' by Laura Joint