Lisa is a female Blacksmith, she started off working in metal when she was just 11 making jewellery and got a job with a jewellery maker when she was 16.
Lisa went on to study Jewellery making and precious metals at college where she had the chance to try some blacksmithing. She was hooked and wanted to work on a larger scale.
Lisa hammers some metal into shape
She worked with a female blacksmith in Surrey for a while who taught her the trade and gave her the motivation to make it in the male dominated world of Blacksmithing.
At college she was definitely in the minority, only five women in the whole year. See her Video Nation film.
last updated: 14/11/2008 at 11:52