John Ashpool was originally a textile designer creating fabric in Italy for luxury Italian brands and for French Haute Couture houses. Examples of his work in textiles are in the Metropolitan Museum Costume Collection NY and the Victoria and Albert Museum London.
After textiles, he made the transition to three dimensional design during a period when he designed sets and costumes for contemporary dance companies In France. He worked with Carolyn Carlson at the Paris Opera and with the Opera de Genève.
While livng in Paris he began experimenting with ciment and patination and began making tables and decorative objects for interior decorators. He made a series of tables for Peter Marino for Louis Vuitton in London and Paris and for clients in New York, Beirut and Paris.
Since moving to Québec he has continued to produce tables as well as decorating a series of shops - in Paris and Tokyo – for the Pigalle Label.
He is currently working with wood and patination in his workshop in Québec.