“The energy of London in the early ’80s was electric,” recalls artist and jewelry designer John Wind. It was during his Thouron year at the Slade School of Fine Arts that he discovered the treasures of Portobello Road, followed his passions for fashion and popular culture and began making jewelry. “By the time I graduated I was supporting myself at it, and my future was clear.” Today his Maximal Art creations are sold in hundreds of boutiques, museum stores, gift shops and online, and have been featured in Vogue, Oprah and other media. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.