The Art of Welding

When you mention welding, the first thing that comes to mind for us is fabrication. Welding has been used for a very long time to create infrastructure and buildings, tools and furniture, and countless other utilitarian objects. But there’s another side to welding; a more artistic use. For as long as we’ve been able to …

Welding: A Creative Approach

Using welding as a fabrication method for sculpture certainly isn’t new, but we don’t often hear of all-female liberal arts programs that encourage all of their students to get comfortable with welding. For students at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, it doesn’t matter if you’re majoring in photography or painting, you’re likely going to get …

The Welders who Make Art

We talk a lot on this blog about the many careers and job opportunities that come your way when you have welding skills. There seems to always be a growing demand for more welding experts in the construction, mechanical, maintenance, and repair industries, but what about welding as a form of art? Don’t get us …

Magic Metals

From ancient history to present day, metalsmithing has found a central role in human society. Today’s welder holds the torch in a succession of tradespeople who forge and meld the wrought-iron grid of our culture. One ever-present arena of metal craft is the creation of objects like coins and medals for special occasions. From the …

Blacksmiths Who Weld Too

Sidney Lee Welding Supply tips our welding visor to our profession’s ancient forebears, the smiths. Blacksmiths, goldsmiths, metal-smiths of all stripes have been banging out metals for centuries. We love it when we find modern day welders who create cross overs between ancient and modern ways of crafting with welding equipment. Will, the creator of …

Welding Art Spotlight

For the artistic welder, using inert gas welding machines such as a TIG machine from Miller Welders is a great way to create clean joints with minimum oxidation. Argon gas like that available in Georgia from Sidney Lee Welding Supply shields the welder’s electrical current to keep it clean. WELDING ART IN THE OUTBACK AND …

Model Cars Welded from Wire

Model Cars Welded from Wire

According to an interview published on Automobile Magazine’s site, British artist Benedict Radcliffe has originated a metalsmithing technique with which he welds wireframe models of full scale cars. His art is a  unique contribution to welding as a creative process. The effect is as if the viewer is watching a drawn outline of a car …