John Baymore at River Bend Pottery

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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 there.


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".