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 inspired to learn more about blacksmithing and apprenticed at 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.
de Lisle exhibits work nationally and internationally, and has participated in workshops at numerous major craft centers including Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, the National Ornamental Metals Museum, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Blacksmithing at the American College of the Building Arts and maintains an independent studio practice in Charleston, South Carolina.