"I have been completely drawn in and seduced by hot glass. I am
fascinated by the endless possibilities this material has to offer. I love
working with color and surface, gesture and form.
Some of my major influences include William Morris, for his incredible
surface treatments, Dale Chihuly, for his use of color, and traditional
Japanese potters for their simple, almost primitive, but very elegant
forms. I've been fascinated by all types of indigenous arts for years,
especially Native American, African, and Pre-Columbian Art. All of
these influences combine to help shape the statements that I wish to
The trick now is to get the vision from my head, through my hands,
and into glass. A few degrees here or there, a millimeter's difference
in thickness and the results can vary widely from piece to piece.
That's the challenge of glass and I'm loving every minute of it."
~ Peter Wright
After twenty years in commercial construction, beginning in Vail and
ending in Chicago, Peter Wright says, "I began to seek alternatives
for the second half of my life." In 1994, his life-long interest in art led
him to found Wright Publishing Company. In this endeavor, Wright
partners with artists to produce and market limited edition fine art;
primarily bronze sculptures. The artists work in many media, including
clay, wood, and stone, which Wright re-produces in bronze.
In 2000, renowned glass sculptor William Morris joined this group of
artists and Wright was introduced to the world of art glass at the
highest level. He spent countless hours watching hot glass being
shaped into amazing forms. In 2007, he realized that the best way to
truly understand glass was to learn to work with it himself. He
was “completely drawn in and seduced by hot glass” and that same
year he began studying at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington.