ECA+ Creative Member Directory
Mapping the Arts in Easthampton, Southampton, & Westhampton


John Darby


artisan in wood, color, line,shape

I work as an "artisan" artist and craftsperson challenging the distinction of "art" and "craft"

attended Art Institute of Boston San Francisco Art Institute

built the second black lacquered lotus petal shaped teaching throne for the great Tibetan meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Carved the main shrine room facade for the Shambhala meditation center in Halifax Nova Scotia currently [2017] working on the biggest table I ever made 11' x 4-1/2 " In black walnut with brass inlays