John has been making stoneware pottery in his Yealand Redmayne workshop for forty years. The firing process, involving high temperatures and a smokey/reducing atmosphere in the kiln, gives rich colours and exciting unpredictable effects on the pots. Most of the pots are classically simple functional shapes, thrown on the wheel. John occasionally alters the freshly thrown pots to produce one of the signature forms for which he is well known.
From 1989 onwards he has regularly exhibited and given workshops in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the UK.
In 1990 John was elected a fellow of the Craft Potter’s Association of Great Britain.