"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