The story of Welding Academy
Piet van der Horst
I made welding my profession in 1970 and have never stopped learning about it ever since. In the meantime I am well past my retirement age, but not being busy with welding is not an option for me at all. It’s not just work, it’s a passion.
Lindsie van der Horst
I am always looking for opportunities to put craftsmanship in the spotlight. I fulfill the role of Founding Daughter based on the craftsmanship characteristics; continuous learning, perseverance and having fun.
A family affair
Welding Academy is an initiative of Piet van der Horst and his daughter Lindsie van der Horst. For a long time they have had conversations about craftsmanship, how that seems to be less and less valued these days and what that notion does with Piet, a welding craftsman himself.
How it began
What we aspire to be
It is our mission to bring back appreciation for welding craftsmanship in Europe and beyond.
Welding Academy is the community and platform for welding craftspeople, where they find knowledge, experience and a place to share their work with pride. Welding Academy is the place where you first come to learn on your way to mastery and then stay to share with new generations of craftspeople. The community and the platform have set the example for other crafts.