Originally from Huntington, UT, John was raised on a dairy farm and learned how to work hard.
John started turning wood over 45 years ago to relax after stressful days at work in the coal mines in Carbon and Emery Counties. Inspired by a photo of a segmented vase that accompanied his first lathe, John went on to perfect his own method of lining up the wood to create the beautiful pieces he turns now. He uses different species of wood to create unique works of art, but also loves turning burls and one-of-a-kind pieces of wood to discover what can be made, often inlaying copper or turquoise.
With his wife, Betty, they are Brasher's Works of Wood.