Hand carved and painted vase. Featuring the elusive hummingbird and sterling silver conchos by Ernie Marsh.
A native of Wyoming, John Blair is a second-generation saddle maker who studied under his father, Neal L. Blair and Tony J. Holmes. With over forty years of saddle making experience, John has shown in Reno, Dallas, Jackson, Wyoming, at the Wyoming Pioneer Museum, Wyoming State Museum, the American Heritage Center and received a special invitation to show in Osaka, Japan. John has been featured in Saddle Making of Wyoming and Saddle Bits and Spurs, and was awarded Best Artist Historical Craftsmanship in 2013 and 2016, Best Leather Artist in 2017, and Exhibitors Choice in 2018 at the Western Design Conference in Jackson, Wyoming. John participated in the 2020 Made in America Product Showcase at the White House.
John has built saddles for Slim Pickens, Prairie Edge, Miss Rodeo Wyoming, collectors and horse people throughout the United States, among countless custom leather goods built to high standards. Resides in the lower Shell Valley in Greybull Wyoming.