Zophia Kneiss has a broad skill range in metal working including welding (MIG, TIG and oxy-acetylene on many ferrous and non-ferrous alloys) and she adds to her skill set each year by taking classes and getting more advanced certifications. It is important to her to be excellently skilled at her craft. She may use many techniques on one piece. Some of her techniques include: plasma cutting, welding, blacksmithing, tempering and soldering. Finishes include layered varnishing, brush painting, spray painting, air brushing, copper coatings, rainbow torch effects and natural rust. Found objects are often incorporated into sculpture and sheet metal is often used. Aluminum, stainless steel, mild steel, iron, copper and brass are all used in her work.