Creativity is compulsive and instinctive, and has been behind the drive to self-teach, discover and master the skills of woodworking and furniture making.
Early interests and appreciation of wood came from being raised on the working family farm, whittling and playing among endless hedgerows and wooded areas, as well as worn and weathered wood from around the farm. Old doors and fence posts, feeders and handles, worn and polished by hands rubbing over them, in some cases for over a hundred years. Discovering the many ways in which wood gains in character and patina led to an appreciation of the unique durability of this incredible material.
A Fine Art graduate from Norwich School of Art and Design 2008, (now called Norwich University of the Arts), John Eadon has built on a background of farming, art and woodwork, as wide and varied as artist technician to shop-fitter and joiner, festival and theatre-set builder to specialist joinery for English Heritage and woodwork/3D technician at Norwich University of the Arts.
Returning to the base of the family farm in Warwickshire in 2013, John Eadon renovated parts of the house and farm buildings to provide a home for his family and a workshop to make from. The house and workshop make up part of a large courtyard of old brick and stone farm buildings, and are surrounded by fields and the rest of the busy working farm. 2016 saw a renewed interest and focus on furniture design for John, and the development of MIMA, the first collection from JOHN EADON, to launch at London Design Fair 2017.