Richard R. John grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and studied engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), in Blacksburg, Virginia. After two years, John decided to broaden his design focus and transferred to the Art Center College of Design in California. He began to experiment with wood after college while working at an industrial design firm in New York City. He soon bored with the position and relocated to Santa Cruz, California, "a beautiful city with much energy," to focus solely on woodworking. His pieces have been featured in several exhibitions across California and in the Renwick Craft Invitational in 1975.
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