Barbie Parsons, or ‘Barbie the Welder’, is the focus of a new video series we will be releasing in the coming weeks. We want to share her story with you.
Barbie is passionate welder and metal sculptor based in the small town of Erin, NY. She says her passion for welding was sparked when she watched the movie ‘Cast Away’ and saw one of the characters welding angel wings. Since then she has devoted her life to learning as much as she can about the welding craft and starting her own business.
It took her nine months to save up enough money for welding classes in 2007. Just a year later she was hired at a custom fabrication shop in her hometown where she spent six years saving up enough money to purchase her own home with a garage that would be suitable for a welding workshop. In 2014 she took a big leap and started her own welding art company out of her garage creating sculptures for clients all around the world.
The first video featuring Barbie the Welder will be released next week, but you can watch the teaser trailer below. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so you can be among the first to find out when we release the first full video featuring Barbie.