Educated at the Ontario College of Art Layton has been a professional artist creating glass in the classic tradition since 1980.
John has made and sold well over 100,000 pieces and counting.
Over the years they have been on sale in gift shops, museums, and craft shows from the Florida keys to Yellowknife in Northern Canada.
They have appeared in Readers Digest trade mag, two Canadian films and as props in many productions of "The Glass Menagerie", across North America.
John is a member of the Ontario Crafts Council.