John Running never lost the creativity that was nurtured as a child while working in his parent’s art studio. “Paper, paints and artsy things were always available to me,” he recalls. Later, John joined the family’s stationery and art print business as a manager and designer before opening his own studio to focus on sculptural work.
The artist creates one-of-a-kind original pieces and produces open-edition designs in metal, including the flame-cut, heat-colored metal dragonflies featured at The Grand Hand. “For thousands of years, many cultures around the world have recognized the dragonfly as a symbol of a positive life force – a reminder to live life to the fullest and make the most of our time on earth,” he states.
John maintains a studio in Placerville, CA.