John has over ten years’ experience in collecting and studying silver having developed a broad knowledge in British silver, his specific research interests are Britannia standard silver and 19th century flatware patterns. John also runs the Objects of Vertu department and is a collector of early sewing items; he has the largest known collection of marked silver bodkins which he is currently compiling into a reference text.
Having studied Fine Art and Art History at Goldsmiths, John holds an MA from the Royal College of Art. He is a practicing artist and large format photographer and has exhibited throughout the UK. John has published nationally in addition to formerly lecturing at Rochester University, Camberwell College of Art and at Fotomuseum, Switzerland.