John Baymore


Part Time BFA
University of Massachusetts at Amherst -


Teaching Philosophy
A State-juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, John has been working at his studio, River Bend Pottery, in Wilton, NH since 1977, where he fires his work in a four chamber wood-fired noborigama. Before starting at NHIA in 1995, he taught at Massachusetts College of Art and Boston University's Program in Artisanry. John has been a presenter at numerous venues including the the annual conferences of the National Council for Education in the Ceramic arts in 1984, 1999, and 2006 and the Alabama Clay Conference in 2000. His work is in numerous public and private collections in Japan including the Mashiko Pottery Museum, the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Aomori Prefectural Art Museum, Goshogowara City Mayor's office, the Kanayama Resident Artists collection and the Hitachi Corporate Headquarters president's collection .
Exhibition History

"60/40/30" Solo Invitational Exhibition: Thayer Academy Gallery, Braintree MA 2010

"Three in Clay" Invitational Exhibition: Chi-Lin Asian Arts Gallery, Merideth NH 2009

International Artists Exhibition : Gallery Wando, Goshogawara-shi, Japan 2009

Publication History

ジヨン窯 Cover photograph and copy Aomori Journal vol. 79 JAPAN - 2008

Images "Ceramic Surface Decoration" by Maureen Mills USA - 2008

Image and copy "Clay, Fire and a Stubborn Guy" by Matsumiya Ryouji JAPAN - 2008

Images “China Paint and Overglaze” by Paul Lewing USA - 2006

Images “The Potter’s Professional Handbook” by Steve Branfman USA - 1998
Distinctions & Awards

International Residency Program Leader Kanayamayaki, Goshogawara, Aomori, JAPAN - summer 2009

Guest Lecturer at the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music (Geidai) Tokyo, JAPAN - Summers 2004, 2008

Artist-in-residence at the Kanayama International Woodfire Residency Program Kanayamayaki, Goshogawara, Aomori, JAPAN -

Presenter at the International Woodfire Festival in Aomori-ken, Japan - Summer 2002

“Judge’s Special Prize” in the International Ceramics Competition Mashiko, Tochigi JAPAN - 1996
Flowered Bottle
Stoneware with slips, woodfired in noborigama, shizenyu effects
Chawan (tea ceremony bowl)
Stoneware with iron bearing slip and American style shino glaze, woodfired in noborigama
Blossom Plate