John Barber Studios is closing up shop and moving to Dripping Springs, Texas!
Dripping Springs is a small town west of Austin. The plan is to build a new building and transfer my studio and my teaching program to the Hill Country. My departure date is August 1st of this year. I am still teaching classes through the end of July.
So, if you have been contemplating taking my welding class or private lessons and haven’t gotten around to it, this is the time to do it. We are offering the Basic Welding Class in July (on the 8th, 15th and 22nd), and we will pick up the Project Class and the Welding for Women class at the first of the year when I get my new facility set up.
I intend to keep up with my Marine Wildlife Artwork and I am eager to explore the Austin market and see what type of work is happening there. I think that a new environment and a new audience will be good for me. I have been in the same location for 38 years and although Houston has been a good place to make a living and do artwork, now I’m excited to say that I am off to a new place and new horizons.
Actually, I’m not that far away, and I’m not going to disappear entirely, I am only 3 1/2 hours away. I will post pictures of the move (I can’t believe how much stuff I have accumulated over the years.) We are thinking about some Hill Country Weekend Welding Workshops. Let me have some feed back on that idea!