Addison de Lisle earned his BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the Maine College of Art in 2011. After a class at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft, he was tantalized by the possibilities of forging steel, and apprenticed with Wilson Forge on Little Deer Isle, Maine. In 2014 he was awarded a year-long fellowship in architectural ironwork at the Fondation de Coubertin in France. Following this program he enrolled in the graduate program for Blacksmithing and Metalsmithing at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he received his MFA in 2018. He has taught and attended workshops around the country, and exhibits his work nationally and internationally
de Lisle currently teaches at the American College of the Building Arts, where he also contributed to the redesign and renovation of the blacksmithing studio. He owns and operates de Lisle Iron: Fine Metalwork in Charleston, South Carolina, and maintains an independent studio practice.