The next year when John brought a stained glass lampshade to a shop to be repaired, the owner told him that it would be cheaper to take lessons and repair the lamp himself. John took the lessons, then advanced lessons; the mold was set for his future in stained glass crafting.
John's glass work is predominately the "copper foil" technique which allows a window to take on a more narrow line, allowing a better flowing look to the piece. During the past 26 years, John has showcased his stained glass throughout North Florida and did most of the Jacksonville River Walk Art shows during the 1990’s. His collection at High Tide Gallery incorporates sea shells, coral, stained glass, and glass nuggets. Many of these sea shells were collected from local beaches. John may be contacted through HighTideGallery@gmail.com