It was always clear that John was born to make things and his fascination with wearable objects and movement began at a very young age. Whilst other children were playing with toys, he was busy making his own. He would often be found at the kitchen table making masks, kites, puppets and automata sculpture, all of which he could bring to life with movement. Otherwise he was playing the piano, at a dance class, out collecting feathers, or gazing at his tropical fish.
The overriding inspiration for John’s work is the natural world. With sensitivity for shape, balance and movement, he combines the organic with the engineered to create new objects that show respect to nature and our place within it. The finished pieces are the result of a life time spent observing the natural world and understanding materials through making.
But just as an orchestra comprises many instruments, inspiration comes in many forms. The jewellery that he creates crosses conceptual boundaries – they are living objects, works of art, powerful creative expressions.
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