Welcome to John Chianelli - Pottery & Wood Turning

Whether it is the art of ceramics, the art of wood turnery or the art of life itself, my work and thoughts are presented here to explore. This site is about sharing my creativity and artistic interests.  My focus is three dimensional art that is functional or purely artistic in its creation. The work I enjoy is merely a dialog with the basic elements of earth, air, fire and water – and wood, known as the fifth element. I am drawn into art forms where medium and artist must be centered with a unified energy for ideas to take shape. A lump of clay on a wheel, a chunk of wood on a lathe or life itself - all require a centered existence to realize their potential. My art is simply an expression of who and what I am, all that I have experienced in life.

"Life is an art and centering is its means." M.C. Richards