Peter Wright’s life long interest in art led him to found Wright Publishing Company in 1994, and through this business, Peter became introduced to the world of glass and its premier glalss artists. Wright spent countless hours watching hot glass being shaped into amazing forms, and eventuallyrealized that the best way to truly understand glass was to learn to work with it himself.
Peter’s work is an exploration of his fascination with color and surface, gesture and form. Some of his 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, as well as Native American and African indigineous art, and Pre-Columbian Art.
Peter has studied glassblowing under Paula Stokes, Randy Walker, and Shelley and Rik Allen at the Pilchuck School in Washington, and has participated in solo and group shows throughout the US.
Press & Publications
Geico Direct Magazine, Glass Plus: Pilchuck Glass School, Spring 2008, page 11
Dallas Morning News: Learning Vacations That Pass The Test, February 12, 2009
Life/Travel Section, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, June 5-11, 2009, page 61
Pilchuck Glass School’s 31st Annual Auction Catalog, Fall 2009, pages 13, 101
Contemporary Forum Annual Auction Catalog, February 20, 2010, page 26