Meet John Mascoll
Safety Harbor artist John Mascoll was born and raised in Barbados. John’s father was a shipwright and carpenter who provided his initial experience in woodworking – teaching John the beauty and workability of the material and how to use finely tuned woodworking tools to develop his skills.
John attended the University of the West Indies in Barbados and came to the U.S. on a track scholarship. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Fisk University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He began a career as a construction engineer and manager, before starting a new career in woodturning. In 1994, at Mainsail Art Festival, he exhibited work for the first time, winning an award. Since then John’s work has become prized and he has won numerous Best of Show and Excellence Awards.