In the spring of 2011, John had a solo exhibition at Gallery Wando at Kanayama in
The exhibition was composed of about 95% works that were shipped from his studio
in Wilton, NH, and 5% was work produced in 2009 at the Kanayama Ceramics Cooperative.
Due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred along the coast of Sendai
on March 11, 2011, John decided to donate the entire amount of money generated by
these works to the relief efforts in the Tohoku region. Gallery Wando included their
entire portion of the exhibition’s sales, and forwarded this money directly to the