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Lisa Wisdom creates unique metal landscapes from a palette of rusting corrugated roofing sheets. The landscapes are built, layer by layer, using the colours and shapes that are naturally occurring within the rusted and decaying metal. Lisa will use charcoal and black and white colouring pencils to define line, or create shade to increase the perspective, but use of these is minimal. Rather she will carefully select pieces of metal that speak to her of sky, or wall, that have light and shadow in the right place naturally. Having grown up immersed in Cornwall’s thriving artist community, Lisa trained at Birmingham School of Jewellery, then the National School of Blacksmithing in Hereford. She extended her knowledge of metals still further with a stint in a silver mine in the French Alps, and later went on to become a travelling Blacksmith in the Uk, France, North America and Canada before heading home to Cornwall. Working in the 200-year-old forge of a disused quarry near Mabe, she creates a wide range of interior ironwork, Jewellery and Metal Pictures of both landscapes and still lifes.