Lisa Walker was born in 1967 in Wellington, New Zealand, She studied Craft and Design at Otago Poltechnic Art School in Dunedin from 1988-89. After travelling for two years around Australia, Great Britain and Asia, establishing small workshops as she went, she returned to New Zealand and founded Workshop 6 with three other jewellers in Auckland. From 1995 –2001 she was a student of Otto Künzli at the Akadamie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, Germany. She established her studio in Munich from 2002 – 2009, returning to Wellington in 2009 where she is still currently based. She has exhibited widely in galleries and museums internationally and has work in many international collections. She has received awards and prizes including Foerderpreis der Stadt Muenchen in 2007, the Francoise van den Bosch Award in 2009 and the Arts Laureate Award of the New Zealand Arts Foundation in 2015.