John became interested in primitive pottery in the early 1970’s, when studying art in college. He dropped the more formal forms of studio pottery and went backwards in time to primitive pottery. John is self taught and has 40 plus years in the study of prehistoric pottery.
Since John’s focus has been on virgin Anasazi pottery, he has become the foremost North American expert in this style and production of pottery. Working for the BLM and other U.S. government agencies, John is hired to locate and test native clays throughout the U.S. for the archeological records. His pottery is used as reference material and educational replicas for museums and archeological studies throughout North America.