Kevin says people are surprised to hear that a career choice for welders is being an artist. “Welding is everywhere,” he says.

Everyday items that are welded include:

  • Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Submarines

For his own work, Kevin says, super glue just wasn’t cutting it to make his art. Welding is needed to melt together metal, make metal stick together, and get rid of seams for a smooth, finished look.

Kevin stumbled into welding when he wanted to create a privacy screen for his own backyard. He was making things with wood, but eventually it made sense to use metal to be able to create the artwork he wanted to make.

Kevin shares his story on how he became a welding artist. He taught himself how to weld from one sculpture to the next, to having his own art studio, and is now making a decent living being an artist.

Yet Kevin is not a certified welder, and he shares that he learned a lot the hard way and could have saved a lot of time and hassle learning how to TIG weld and MIG weld from a professional.

Of course, when creating metal art there are a lot of other aspects to the job, too, such as:

  • Cutting
  • Grinding
  • Measuring
  • Shaping
  • Paperwork
  • Public Speaking

But welding is the biggest part of what he does.

When Tulsa Welding School contacted Kevin about sponsoring a video about welding school, he was honored because he believes strongly in education and knows how much it would have helped him.

Tulsa Welding School sent Kevin a 360 video viewing box for his phone to show off their facility in a cool way!

Check out the 360 video here!

By getting a head start through a professional welding education, viewers might just find themselves showing their artwork alongside Kevin someday.

At the end of the video, check out why it’s a good thing Kevin chose the profession of a welding, and not a cell phone tech ….

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