John was born in Devon, and studied ceramics at Gloucestershire College of Art in Cheltenham. His pots are all hand-thrown, and his focus has always been on pure form. He uses a range of subtle stoneware glazes which he makes himself using locally sourced ingredients – woodash, limestone, clays – wherever possible. Decoration is kept to a minimum. He also soda-fires in a gas kiln.
“I am excited most by the work of Bernard Leach, Hamada Shoji and the Eastern School of pottery. The strength of their pots lies, I feel, in their quietness.”
John’s work has been widely exhibited in leading galleries including Galerie Besson and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
John is a Fellow of the Craft Potters’ Association (CPA).