John received his degree in Fine Arts from the Univ. of North Dakota. Printmaking and drawing were his major area of studies. Asked to design the ponies for A Carousel for Missoula became the start of his sculpture life. John is serious about art but his art is full of humor. dragons, birds and other critters run throughout his work and studio. When he is not in his studio, he is teaching workshops and at symposiums around the Northwest. He may be traveling and sketching.