1936 - 2020
John studied sculpture at Leicester College of Art and at Goldsmith College, London.
After working with David Leach for two years at Lowerdown Pottery in Devon, he started his own workshop in 1964, making domestic ware and individual pots.
From 1976 he made only individual pieces, mainly in oxidised stoneware. For a while, the work was about English landscapes - hand built, with coloured slip-glazes and usually fired three times, but naturally progressed into other areas.
He lectured widely in England and abroad. His work is in many public collections and exhibitions include one-man shows in Japan and Germany. He was a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association and is recognised as one of Britain’s finest ceramic artists having won the Gold Medal at the Faenza International Ceramics Competition in 1975.