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Welding Through Box Making

July 28, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Sophie Glenn  ·  website

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of welding and sheet metal fabrication through the process of making their own boxes. Students will start by creating templates for their own boxes, then use a variety of tools to cut and form them out of steel. Students will learn about different welding techniques (such as MIG welding) to join the seams together, and then learn about different finishing techniques, such as paints and patinas.


  • Welding
  • Making templates
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Finishing techniques


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Welding and finishing skills
  • A small box of the student’s own design



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Sophie is a metalworker and furniture based in Reading, PA. She makes classic furniture designs recreated out of steel to give voice to women in both the woodworking and metal fields, and she utilizes steel in the making of her work to explicitly expand upon the materials that are considered to be part of the fine furniture making field. Sophie received her MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from San Diego State University, and BFA in Sculpture and Drawing from SUNY Purchase College. She has exhibited her work across the country, including Blue Spiral 1 Gallery (NC), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and the Metal Museum (TN), and has received several grants, fellowships, and residencies to help advance her career, including the John D. Mineck Fellowship in 2022. Sophie has held academic appointments at Tennessee Technological University and Mississippi State University, and taught workshops at A Workshop of Our Own (MD), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), the Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME).

  • Sophie Glenn
  • Sophie Glenn
  • Sophie Glenn


In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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