John lives and works in Dorset. He carves in the local stone, i.e. Portland and Purbeck limestones. Although he has always drawn and painted he began carving stone in the early 1990’s, doing carving workshops as his summer holiday. In 2005 he retrained doing the Bournemouth University and Weymouth College “Architectural Stonework and Building Conservation” degree course. Alongside the modules of architectural history, geology, planning law, context research, were the significant practical components of masonry, carving and letter cutting.
Since graduating he has worked as a building conservator, researcher, designer, carver and sculptor.