John has been building furniture for about fifteen years, primarily pieces of his own design. His mastery of hand tools provides the means to achieve the superb fit, finish and fine detail for which his furniture is being recognized. The closer you look at one of Johns pieces, the more his uncompromising attention to detail reveals itself. John continues to grow by reading, teaching, and attending seminars. His enthusiasm and desire to learn prompted the founding of the Conover Workshops Apprentice Program, where he is also Vice President of their Scholarship Program.
John left his most recent television position as Creative Director at KUSI-TV in San Diego to establish Jovanni Inc., through which he is pursuing his passion - designing and building furniture.
time Emmy Award Nominee.
Emmy Award Winner: Set Design; Outstanding Individual Achievement--Graphic
of Mead Top Sixty Award for Excellence in the Graphic Arts.
Conover Workshops, Parkman Ohio
in Wood Exhibit 2001 winnings: SDFWA Presidents Award; second place for Finishing.
in: Fine Woodworking; Workbench; Workshop News; Woodworker West.
Home and Garden Magazine feature article October 2001.
and Garden Television) Featured Artist for “Modern Masters Show.”
in Wood Exhibit 2002 winnings: Excellence in Design--Workbench Magazine; Sponsors
ChoicePerpetual Trophy; Excellence in Design & Craftsmanship--American
Furniture Design; second place for Contemporary Furniture; third place for
Home and Garden Magazine: feature article in September 2002 issue.
artist “Wood Art Today” a hard bound art book.
in Wood Exhibit 2003 winnings: 2nd place SDFWA Presidents Award: 4th place
Real World”: Furniture featured on show Jan 2004 through June 2004.
Home & Garden Magazine: Bath of the year 2004, Best Detail, Vanity.
Union Tribune: Feature article in february 12, 2004.
West Magazine: Cover and feature profile, May/June 2004.
in Wood Exhibit 2004: Excellence in Design--Workbench Magazine for “Something
Coastal Living Magazine: Featured Modirondack Chair, July August 2004.