John Barber likes to play with fire. Fortunately for the rest of us, he is not a firebug or an arsonist, but an artist who works in welded steel. John makes lamps, tables, gates, headboards, and chandeliers using stone, glass and wood with all being supported by brass, copper and steel. John is trained as a craftsman and uses advanced electronic welding machines in his work, but his artistic side is sensitive to the characteristics of the materials as he works them. His unique approach allows each piece to “take its own breath” and imparts a feeling not found in mass produced furniture. John also encourages the client to get involved with the design process, many of whom are experiencing designing a custom-made piece for the first time.