John graduated from Limerick school of Art & design in 1993 wth a degree in Ceramics.He spent the next 4 years teaching and then 10 years working in a stained glass studio. In 2008 he returned to working with clay.His work is very much influenced by the Socio-Economic problems that Ireland has endured throughout the last decade of Austerity.

Using quirky buildings to represent people, Sometimes he places whole communities on board a vessel which balances precariously on menacing waves.Other pieces have communities on board rusty disintegrating vessels.The pieces are fired multiple times to achieve a rusty appearence  and then he uses a variety of mixed media to get the desired finish.