A native of Wyoming, born in Lander, with over 40 years of Saddle Making experience. A second generation saddle maker has studied under his father, Neal L. Blair and Tony J. Holmes. Has Shown in Reno, Dallas, Jackson Wyo., Wyoming Pioneer Museum, Wyoming State Museum, The American Heritage Center and a special invitation to show in Osaka, Japan. Featured in Saddle Making of Wyoming and Saddle Bits and Spurs. chosen as Best Artist Historical Craftsmanship, 2013 and 2016 Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wyoming. In 2017, John was chosen Best Artist Leather in the Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wyoming. Has built saddles for Slim Pickens, Prairie Edge, Miss Rodeo Wyoming, collectors and horse people throughout the United States. Along with countless pieces of custom leather goods built to high standards.