John Baymore at River Bend Pottery

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John has had experience teaching younger children in such programs as the summer arts S.P.A.C.E. program of the Newton, MA public school system, and worked with the Boston English High School Magnet Art Program doing frequent raku workshops. He has done workshops/visiting artist programs for young children at locations like the Berkshire Country Day School (MA), the High Mowing Waldorf School (NH), Florence Rideout Elementary School (NH), and the Denville (NJ) Public schools.


A specialist in the design and construction of fuel-fired kilns, John has built numerous kilns for professional potters and institutions in the east.  He performed extensive kiln design work and consulting for Cutter/Eagle Ceramics, designed the "Cutter Crossdraft" kiln plans, and was responsible for drawings and modifications to their popular "Brookfield Kiln" plans. He consulted on a period recreation of a colonial-era wood fired bottle kiln located at the living history museum at Old Sturbridge Village, MA.  His favorite projects involve building wood kilns, particularly multi-chambered climbing kilns (noborigama) like the one located at his studio in Wilton.


John was a presenter at the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference in Boston, MA in 1984, Columbus, OH in 1999, Portland OR in 2006, and in Seattle in 2012.  In 2000, John was a presenter at the Alabama Clay Conference at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.   In 2001 he conducted two different workshops for the Harvard University Ceramics program, and in the fall of 2001 as well as the spring of 2004 he was a visiting artist at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.  In the spring of 2002 and the spring of 2004 he also conducted week long woodfiring workshops for the undergraduate and graduate ceramics majors from Massachusetts College of Art.  


John has presented slide lectures on his experiences at the 2002 Aomori International Wood Fire Festival and the 2004 Artist-in-Residence program for the NH Potter's Guild, Mass. College of Art, Richmond Pottery, Emerson Umbrealla Arts Center, New Hampshire Institute of Art, and "The Potter's Shop" school.  


John has also presented at other diverse venues such as local Lions Clubs, New Hampshire Art Educators Association conferences, and a New Jersey State Teachers Education Conference. Since 1981 he has conducted almost annual noborigama woodfiring workshops at his studio in Wilton, which has attracted international attendees.  John has appeared on WMUR television's "Four O'clock Focus" arts programming and was featured in a National Public Radio interview on ceramic toxicology.  He has appeared on Japan’s NHK broadcasting system numerous times.


Over the years, John's work has appeared in a number of regional, national, and international juried exhibitions.




July 2013     NH Potters Guild Biennial    “Drawn to Clay”   Sharon Arts Center Gallery

       Peterborough, NH


May 2013     MunGyeong Teabowl Competition     MunGyeong Chasabal Festival

       MunGyeong,  South Korea


Mar. 2013  “Mentors and Proteges”    NH  Art  Association Gallery

       Portsmouth, NH


Dec. 2012   “The Annual Cup Show” Invitational    Worcester Center for Crafts

        Worcester, MA


Sep. 2012    Invitational Cup Exhibition    Gallery 550

         Manchester, NH


Sep. 2012  Annual Faculty Exhibition     New Hampshire Institute of Art

         Manchester, NH


Sep. 2012  “The Art of Dining” Invitational     Worcester Center for Crafts

         Worcester, MA


Aug. 2012     Kansas City Teabowl National 2012        Thornill Gallery - Avila University

         Kansas City, MO


June 2012    “Art of the Contemporary Chawan” Invitational     Cavin-Morris Gallery

         New York, NY


May 2012   MunGyeong Teabowl Competition     MunGyeong Chasabal Festival

       MunGyeong,  South Korea   SILVER PRIZE AWARD


Apr. 2012   Chawan Expo 2012 Invitational   Yusay Gallery

       Nara, Japan


Mar. 2012    “From the Center to the Edge”  N.C.E.C.A. Chawan Invitational  Tacoma College

       Seattle. WA


Nov. 2011   International Chawan Invitational      Gorse Mill Gallery

        Needham, MA


Sep. 2011    I.S.C.A.E.E. Invitational Exhibition   Tokyo National University of the Arts (Geidai)

       Tokyo, Japan


Sep. 2011    Annual Faculty Exhibition    New Hampshire Institute of Art

       Manchester, NH


July 2011    NH Potters Guild Biennial Exhibition  "A Common Peace"       Sharon Arts Center

         Peterborough, NH


July 2011   Solo Invitational Exhibition   "A Few for the Flowers"       Chi-Lin Asian Arts

        Meredith, NH