As a young man, John was involved in the antiquities businesses of his local town and spent a considerable amount of time around auction houses and galleries. This time was spent examining objects of art, jewellery and furniture and learning of the associated design and history.
John studied for a Restoration and Conservation degree and graduated as a Bachelor of the Sciences. He then went on to study for a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and began spending more time teaching whilst working as a professional restorer in his studio.
- Restoration and Decorative Art Short Course