John is the owner and craftsman behind Whispers of Wood. He was born in Texas, moving to Australia as a teenager. Ever the explorer, he and his family moved to Staffordshire, England 14 years ago.
John creates serving boards, wooden cheese knives and a variety of other kitchen and dining products. Each piece is handmade and totally unique. Whispers of Wood showcases at various artisan markets and Food Festivals across the country, but mainly in the Midlands and North West.
John's passion for woodworking was founded with his Dad who loved carving, at events he loves to share stories with customers of how his products are made and about the kinds of wood he uses.
Now in it's second year of business, Whispers of Wood is going from strength to strength, winning the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday award in April and the King Of Wooden Artistry award in May of this year.
John uses a Square card reader at events and has done some publicity for the company including a Youtube promotion, comments in the Financial Times and has recently completed a photo-shoot and interview to appear in The Guardian online.
Whispers of Wood prides itself on excellent customer service and quality, handmade products.