John’s work has been included in texts like Yankee Magazine's "Guidebook to Handcraft
Centers of New England", "The Goodfellow Catalog of Wonderful Things", Steve Branfman's
1999 release book, "The Potter's Professional Handbook", Paul Lewing’s recent “Chinapaint
and Overglaze”, Maureen Mills’ 2008 “Ceramic Surface Decoration”, and Yale University
Press’ “Encyclopedia of New England”. It has also appeared in "Ceramics Monthly",
"Clay Times", "The Craft Report", "Ceramic Industry", and "New Hampshire" magazines
as well as local newspapers like "The Manchester Union Leader", the "Monadnock Ledger",
the "Nashua Telegraph", the "Hippo Press", and the "Milford Cabinet".
Articles by John have appeared in "Ceramics Monthly", "The Crafts Report", the "NCECA
Journal", the N.H Potter's Guild's "Potluck" newsletter, as well as numerous newspapers.
He was responsible for writing the user manual for the Fyrite Flue Gas Analyzer for
Cutter/Eagle Ceramics. He was also a pre-publication content reviewer for the general
college ceramics textbook, "Hands in Clay" by Charlotte Speight.
John is currently the moderator of the “technical” section of the ceramic Arts Daily
Forum, and was “The Kiln Answer Guy” on the CraftWEB forum.
John was curator of a major exhibition of the work of the historical Dorchester (MA)
Pottery held in 1981 at the Joseph Carreiro Gallery in Boston . This educational
exhibition included a recreation in the large gallery space of a section of the working
area of the pottery, a full-scale mockup of a section of the huge coal-fired beehive
kiln, as well as displays of the domestic pottery and industrial objects produced
John holds a state juried level membership in the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen,
and is also a member of the New Hampshire Potter's Guild, the National Council for
Education in the Ceramic Arts, the American Craft Council, a Charter Member of the
Potters Council of the American Ceramic Society, New Hampshire Citizens for the Arts,
the Japan Society of Boston, and Doshikai Iaido Dojo. John frequently can be found
participating in discussions that take place on the Ceramic Arts Daily forum sponsored
by the Potter’s Council of ACERS.
In the dead of winter, John spent many years also involved in the ski instruction
industry. Currently still Level III Certified, he is now a retired Divisional Clinic
Leader for the Professional Ski Instructors of America.
When he has a minute or two of spare time, John is an amateur radio operator, holding
the General Class call sign KA1HLI, and also is an avid flight simulation "pilot".