Artist and furniture designer literally taps the root of his creative vision when exploring wooded areas in search of trees that while are no longer leafing; will begin a new cycle when incorporated into unique furnishings. Working with organic material allows John to ďrender functional and contemporary pieces that are visually stunning, honor the natural environment and remind us of where wood comes from". Foraging in the local countryside, John collects natural materials with an eye to its use and placement in relation to the composition of the finished piece. To ensure stability and longevity for each component, John employs techniques, tooling and processes he has personally designed and developed. Precise cutting, aligning and connecting of the elements is achieved using sharp tooling, thoughtful placement and the desire and passion to create. Johnís aptitude for woodworking was evident early-on; by the age of nine, he was allowed to use the woodworking power tools in his fatherís workshop and his life path chose him. Primarily self-taught as a designer, carpenter and woodworker, John developed skills and methods that enable him to work and think outside the box.