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We’re committed to providing a host of resources to male and female blacksmiths of all ability levels through podcast interviews spotlighting your fellow blacksmiths. The podcast interviews are designed to help improve your metal working skills while providing an opportunity to connect with others who share your passion of blacksmithing!  

Oct 20, 2014

Lisa Geertsen is an artist blacksmith in Seattle, Wa. She owns and operates Firelight Forge, located in the Equinox Studios building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Firelight Forge operates solely on custom commissions ranging from architectural work to sculpture.  In 2013 she accepted the position of Metal and Stone Studio Manager at Pratt Fine Arts Center in addition to the classes she teaches there regularly.


  • Studied Fine Art and Sculpture at West Virginia University
  • Her introduction to blacksmithing through working at an Ornamental Metal Working business that had a women as the head blacksmith, Laura Goemat
  • How active she is with her regional blacksmith association and how many women blacksmiths are members with the Northwest Blacksmith Association
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center and teaching blacksmithing classes for the past 7 years and now the Metal and Stone Sculpture Manager,
  • On Lisa’s website I saw a tricycle that I loved, she talks about the story behind the tricycle
  • How big her shop is and what kind of tools are in it. Can you talk to us about your pricing strategies? 
  • How she prices her work
  • 15 Artists in 15 Minutes in notes on FB


Lisa's Links:

Firelight Forge Website

Lisa’s Pratt Fine Arts email -

Facebook page

Instagram - firelightforge

Pratt Fine Arts Center Blacksmithing classes, Seattle,Washington -