Meet Kaitlyn!! (@victorias_metalworks)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kaitlyn is 20 years old, and in her second year of college for welding. She received her qualifications in December and is finishing out her Associates Degree at Mountain Empire Community College. This summer semester, she will begin power lineman classes and hopefully will graduate with her Welding Associates Degree, a Certificate Power Lineman andContinue reading “Meet Kaitlyn!! (@victorias_metalworks)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lashanna!! (@thefashionwelder)⬇️⬇️

▪️Lashanna is a soul of many trades, a momma, welder and she loves to give back to her community! She is freelance welder in California, who loves to bring construction visions to reality. When she isn’t busy working, she is taking care of her elderly grandparents full time. ▫️Lashanna is also a licensed home childcareContinue reading “Meet Lashanna!! (@thefashionwelder)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Tori!! (@new_edge4.6)⬇️⬇️

▪️ Tori began in 9th grade when she was asked if she would be interested in the trade classes they offered. She ended up taking a welding class. It felt completely natural to her and she fell in love with it. She decided that she wanted to pursue it as a career but the intimidationContinue reading “Meet Tori!! (@new_edge4.6)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jena!! (@metal.edge.nej)⬇️⬇️

▪️Jena is 22 years old, and is from New York. She began welding when she was 19 years old, she had tried college and decided that it was not for her. So she went out to Ohio and attended Lincoln Electric in 2018, she completed their comprehensive welding program. ▫️Jena learned all types of welding,Continue reading “Meet Jena!! (@metal.edge.nej)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Paulina!!(@creative_welding_services)⬇️⬇️

▪️Paulina is from Sweden! She moved from northern Sweden, or Southern Sweden. ▫️Paulina wanted to become a welder just over 12 years ago, she did not take the dream seriously and continued on with her regular life. Until two years ago, when she left her hometown and safe life to move 70 miles away andContinue reading “Meet Paulina!!(@creative_welding_services)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Skylar!! ( @skylarjean )⬇️⬇️

▪️Skylar Crossley started welding a few years ago. She was at her lowest point and began helping her uncle out at the ranch. On a whim, he asked if she wanted to help him weld a gate, and she became addicted within the first few arcs. ▫️When Skylar became a single mom, she had noContinue reading “Meet Skylar!! ( @skylarjean )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Katie!! (@thekatiebuttera)⬇️⬇️

▪️Katie Buttera is a 4th generation artist, craftsman and owner of Apple Girl Art LLC. ▫️Her grandfather, John Buttera, is a hall of fame funny car, dragster and motorcycle builder and the considered godfather of billet. ▪️All she has done is hang around racecars. Indycars, sportscars, vintage cars, and drag racing, all racecars are goodContinue reading “Meet Katie!! (@thekatiebuttera)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Gerri!! (@missmetal917)⬇️⬇️

▪️Gerri has been incredibly passionate about all things artistic and handcrafted, for her entire life. Drawing, painting and sculpting took up the entirety of her free time, until she turned 18 and had to decide what she wanted to spend the rest of her life doing. ▫️Gerri was referred by her local community college toContinue reading “Meet Gerri!! (@missmetal917)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Darla!! (@starweldz)⬇️⬇️

▪️Darla Skinner is 21 years old, and from British Columbia, Canada! 🇨🇦🍁 She didn’t come from a family of welders, and she didn’t know a single thing about it. ▫️When she was 14, her parents divorced which caused her massive stress. She didn’t want to see her parents struggle and didn’t want to become aContinue reading “Meet Darla!! (@starweldz)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Marisa!! (@killer_mars)⬇️⬇️

▪️Marisa is from California, currently living in Knoxville, TN where she runs her metal fabrication business! ▫️Marisa was always around the trades growing up, her dad is a contractor in construction. She was more interested in the artistic side of things, which drove her to attend The University of Tennessee for Sculpting, which is whereContinue reading “Meet Marisa!! (@killer_mars)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Nikki!! (@nikki_welds)⬇️⬇️

▪️Nikki Noble is the Head of Welding at a college in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. ▫️Backing up to almost twenty years ago, welding found her. Offered to work on a frame off restoration as a side project, she became intrigued! She was told she was a born natural. She asked questions and worked hard to gainContinue reading “Meet Nikki!! (@nikki_welds)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Isabel!! (@littlesleepercustoms)⬇️⬇️

▪️Isabel was born and raised in Northern Colorado, she is currently a welder by trade working in the nuclear development industry! ▫️She entered the trades early, by 16 she was working at an auto body shop. After high school, she attended trade school as an auto body paint apprentice. After she completed her welding andContinue reading “Meet Isabel!! (@littlesleepercustoms)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Andrea!! (@thedrestroyer)⬇️⬇️

▪️Andrea de Leon is a sculptor and fabricator (that’s an understatement, she is SO much more) based in Austin, Texas. ▫️Andrea began her career when she attended Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007. From there she transferred to the University of Texas for their Studio Arts program, where she graduated with a degreeContinue reading “Meet Andrea!! (@thedrestroyer)⬇️⬇️”

Meet KT ( @miss_restoration_)⬇️⬇️

▪️KT has been in the restoration business for 8.5 years! She says being able to preserve historic buildings and ensure the history has a future is something that she is extremely proud of! ▫️Restoration is a skillful and artist trade, however positions are hard to come by unless you know somebody already in the trade,Continue reading “Meet KT ( @miss_restoration_)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kayla!! (@verticle._.horizon)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kayla started her career in fashion design before she discovered her love for welding! 👗👩‍🏭 ▫️After 10 years as a welder, she has had the opportunity to work in both union and nonunion environments. She is an advocate for being a sister in a union, as you are provided the support and equality that weContinue reading “Meet Kayla!! (@verticle._.horizon)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lisbeth!! (@rebelbehindthegun) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Lisbeth is 24 years old, she comes from a small village in Norway. She has been a certified Car Painter for 3 years! ▫️She started working at Automotive Evje a few months after she got the certification. She is the only painter, so she is completely self-taught. ▪️Her hobbies include riding quad bikes, snowmobiling, makeup,Continue reading “Meet Lisbeth!! (@rebelbehindthegun) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Aimee!! (@aimeekatestanton) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Aimee started her journey studying beauty therapy before she decided she couldn’t paint nails and wanted to be a Plumber. ▫️She applied for 120+ jobs in the plumbing industry before only hearing back from 1. From there she had a tough start with falling through a roof, getting a piece of metal stuck in herContinue reading “Meet Aimee!! (@aimeekatestanton) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Rachel!! (@sawdustandsmoke)⬇️⬇️

▪️Rachel is a carpenter/furniture maker in Saskatchewan, Canada. 🇨🇦🍁 ▫️Her company, Sawdust and Smoke, specializes in custom pieces made from reclaimed wood and recycled materials. ♻️🪵 ▪️When at all possible, she sources them from the local barns and buildings she personally demolishes. 🏚 ▫️Rachel teaches regular Women’s woodworking classes to promote the increasing number ofContinue reading “Meet Rachel!! (@sawdustandsmoke)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Daniela! (@thinkpinkwelding)⬇️⬇️

▪️Daniela did a drastic career change from a Vet Technician to a Welder 5 years ago. She wanted a career that pays well and gives the independence she was seeking, which made her look into the trades. ▫️In high school she was the only girl that took the Automotive class and learned basic welding skillsContinue reading “Meet Daniela! (@thinkpinkwelding)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Mattea!! (@mbfimprez)⬇️⬇️

▪️Mattea Freeman was born and raised in Vermont and was always active in what people called “tomboy” activities. But to her, it was just what she found fun. ▫️She discovered rally racing in 2015, after she moved to Florida. She joined a stage rally racing team where she would do little things to help outContinue reading “Meet Mattea!! (@mbfimprez)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sana is from Beach Park, IL. She works on semi tractors and trailers (and anything diesel!) ▫️She has a huge passion for welding, tow trucks and motorcycles. She previously worked as an HVAC technician. ▪️She recently received a Jessi Combs Foundation scholarship, which she is applying towards getting her welding certificate and additional diagnostic specificContinue reading “Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Cozette!! (@tool_totin_mama)⬇️⬇️

▪️Cozette dropped out of college at 21 when she and her husband were expecting their first child. After working in fast food, cleaning, retail and administration jobs, she decided at 41 that she was going back to school. ▫️She always loved helping her dad fix things as a child and so she decided to pursueContinue reading “Meet Cozette!! (@tool_totin_mama)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Sarah!! (@sarah_stork_)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sarah Stork- mother, wife, and welding artist. 👩‍🏭 ▫️Everyone asks her why she got into welding. Her answer is “I just wanted to learn a versatile skills that is useful” ▪️The art part followed after a few semesters of code welding classes. She wasn’t looking to become an artist in the beginning, but this isContinue reading “Meet Sarah!! (@sarah_stork_)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Cynthia!! (@cynthiagauthier)⬇️⬇️

There is so much to say, so be prepared for a long one! Cynthia gave me the go ahead to feature her, so I have condensed her bio from her website 🥰 ▪️Cynthia started at a young age working on a farm close to home. Her Dad is a mechanic which interested Cynthia from aContinue reading “Meet Cynthia!! (@cynthiagauthier)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kasia!! (@nataeileen)⬇️⬇️

▪️Growing up, Kasia had a million ideas of what she wanted to be, but welding was not one of them!👩‍🏭 ▫️She dropped out of high school a year early to work boring jobs. Eventually she returned and received her high school diploma!! 🎓 ▪️At age 24, she was working with a woman whose husband wasContinue reading “Meet Kasia!! (@nataeileen)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Brandy!! (@bluecollarblondie1)⬇️

▪️Brandy became a mom early on, just barely 19 years old. She is now a proud momma of two beautiful little boys (6 & 1) 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 and is happily running a business where she creates metal art. More about her business below 🔜⤵️ ▫️Brandy was pressured into attending college, she decided to go into theContinue reading “Meet Brandy!! (@bluecollarblondie1)⬇️”

Meet Sara!! (@sara.jean48)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sara Impaglia was born and raised in Syracuse NY! She is 32 years old and a full time welder! 👩‍🏭 ▫️She got into welding at one of the lowest points of her life, while serving out a 5 year prison sentence. ▪️It was there that she fell in love with the trade! Upon her release,Continue reading “Meet Sara!! (@sara.jean48)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Marie!! (@greatdamerestoration)⬇️

▪️Marie is the ‘primary’ dame at Great Dame Restoration – a women owned and operated business focused on the restoration and revitalization of antiques! ▫️Marie was never the type to settle into a single career path, she has explored building restoration, paper preservation and conservation with the National Archives, inventoried museum collections, conducted oral histories,Continue reading “Meet Marie!! (@greatdamerestoration)⬇️”

Meet Sarah!! (@sarah.r.ptbo) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Sarah is 34 years old, and welding is her second career! She was a 💆‍♀️massage therapist for 13 years and had many side jobs before realizing she needed a change! ▫️What she was doing wasn’t working anymore, she couldn’t handle the world of sales and retail! When COVID hit, it forced her to take timeContinue reading “Meet Sarah!! (@sarah.r.ptbo) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Laura!! (@lauraredrua) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Laura spent the first decade of her career in event management. She had dreamed of a taking up a trade but, like many young women, was encouraged to take the more traditional route of college education and office-based work. ▫️A cross-country relocation meant Laura found herself out of work. She took the opportunity to retrain,Continue reading “Meet Laura!! (@lauraredrua) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Barbie!! (@Barbiethewelder)⬇️

▪️ Barbie The Welder is an American metal sculptor from Erin, NY who has inspired and taught thousands of people to weld art through her three books📚, her YouTube channel, and her metal art welding kits.  ▫️Barbie has designed and created sculptures for major corporations and exclusive clients in 15 countries.  ▪️ Visit to viewContinue reading “Meet Barbie!! (@Barbiethewelder)⬇️”