With no formal education in fine art, he is primarily self-taught. His first passion is finding the essence of design using the free form of metal, although he enjoys complimenting his designs with other media like stone, glass, and wood. The ancient art of hand-forged metal smithing brings a fluid style to John’s work not often seen in modern design. Capturing movement in the moment and using negative space as a new way of looking at his subjects he finds inspiration in nature, music, diverse world art, and by collaboration with artist friends. He has established an eclectic taste ranging from an organic surrealism to the clean lines of today’s New Century Modern movement.
John has traveled extensively and has lived in many places but has now settled in San Diego a second time and has made a living for the last 7 years as a custom metal designer and sculptor. Expressing his talent on everything from furniture to water features he has no boundaries in design and welcomes each challenge as an opportunity to expand. His vision is to accomplish a timeless style using classic materials and craftsmanship that people will enjoy on all levels.