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. Ultimately, 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.
Peter Wright has had the following educational experience including 2011 Private Workshop, Santa Fe, NM; Ross Richmond, Instructor; 2010 Penland School of Crafts; Marc Petrovic and Ross Richmond, Instructors; 2009 Pilchuck Glass School; Shelley and Rik Allen, Instructors; 2008 Pilchuck Glass School; Randy Walker, Instructor and 2007 Pilchuck Glass School; Paula Stokes, Instructor.
Peter Wright has been in a list of publications including Santa Fean Now, June 30 – July 6, 2016, Front cover, pgs. 2, 12; Pasatiempo Magazine, July 1, 2016, pg. 74; Santa Fean Magazine, “Must-Know Artists”, June/July 2016, pg. 54; Tempo Magazine, The Taos News, August 13 – 19, 2015, pgs. 4, 6; Tempo Magazine, The Taos News, October 9 – 15, 2014, pgs. 28 – 32; Tampa Bay News Wire – Press Release, “New Gallery Space at the Chihuly Collection,” March 31, 2014; Best of Worldwide Glass Artists Volume I, pages 141, 142; Best of America Glass Artists Volume II, pages 127, 128; A Night of Stars Catalog, Phoenix Art Museum, February 19, 2011, pages 28, 51; The Santa Fe New Mexican Pasatiempo, June 5-11, 2009, page 61; Dallas Morning News, Learning Vacations That Pass The Test, February 12, 2009; Life/Travel Section Geico Direct Magazine, Glass Plus: Pilchuck Glass School, Spring 2008, page 11.