Craftsmanship Across the Board
John Jordan is a woodturner from Cane Ridge (Nashville), Tennessee. Known primarily for his textured and carved hollow vessels, John has been featured in nearly every major turning exhibition in the past 30 years. His work has received numerous awards, can be found in many corporate and private collections, and is in the permanent collections of more than 25 museums, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Art and Design in New York City; the White House in Washington; the Fine Arts Museum in Boston; the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge, England; and the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum in London, to name just a few. John is in great demand as a demonstrator/teacher, traveling extensively to teach at universities, craft schools, turning groups and trade shows throughout the world. His work, along with articles he has written, are frequently seen in publications in several countries, and can be found in numerous books on woodturning and craft. He has also produced three instructional woodturning videos, which are very popular, and in 2012 the American Association of Woodturners selected him as their Lifetime Honorary Member for his contributions to the field of woodturning.