John was born in Austin, Texas. At the age of 5, he began playing with clay and took his first sculpture class in High School. He studied sculpture at Southwest Texas State University and from there his career as a sculptor developed.
John's collector list includes patrons in North America as well as abroad. His work has been shown in galleries in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, Texas, Scottsdale, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois.
Over the years, John has studied the traditional regalia and masks of Hopi Kachinas as well as Plains Indian dress. He has perfected the art of raku firing, which he applies to his ceramic sculptures. Both his bronze and ceramic pieces reflect his painstaking attention to detail.