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About John

John was raised on a small family farm in rural Cornwall , England. While living in England, John trained and worked as an Electrical Engineer.

After traveling extensively through Europe with

his wife, Jane and their two sons, the family traveled to the

Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia in 2004.

The family liked what they found - like many visitors to Nova Scotia, they loved the natural beauty of the area, coupled with the warm welcome they received everywhere they went.

Needless to say, they decided to stay and make Bear River, Nova Scotia their permanent home.

John learnt the craft of Windsor Chairmaking from a fellow chair maker and the family now lives on a small homestead, nestled in the rolling hills of Bear River.

John harvests lumber from his own woods to use in the making of his chairs.

John enjoys the challenge of combining his knowledge of engineering principles with the creative aspect of designing and building a piece of furniture that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

When designing and building chairs, John tries to keep in mind that the wood is an organic material and anything made from it should reflect its origin.

When John is not busy in his workshop, you will usually find him somewhere on the farm or in the vegetable garden.