Born in Whangarei, North Island of New Zealand, John has been working with wood since 1988. At various times, John has also delved into other materials and techniques.
Recently, he has been exploring the challenging and exciting field of cast glass.
His present area of exploration examines the art of healing both past and present.
John’s vessels are embellished with various materials and are a focal point where he can combine the skills that he has learnt since entering the craft arts field.
Selected collections of John’s work are held in New Zealand’s Auckland War Memorial Museum, Dowse Art Museum, Whangarei Art Museum and the Royal and Sun Alliance Centre. John has also exhibited in Los Angeles, Detroit, Korea and Australia.