#1 John Wright & Jon Peters

#1 John Wright & Jon Peters

*All proceeds on the sale of this bit go directly to the Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum*

John Wright-

John is from a ranching and rodeo family in Nevada where he has crafted fine leather working gear from a very young age.

As a third generation owner of J.M. Capriola Co. John grew up knowing the importance of artistry and quality.  Early on, John knew he wanted to be an artist and continue making and creating traditional cowboy gear.

John manages J.M. Capriola Co., helping to preserve the quality and authenticity of the western tradition in making gear.
John lives in Spring Creek Nevada with his wife Susan, son Charlie, and daughter Audrey.


Jon Peters-

I am a maker living and working in Southern California.  Over the years, my work has evolved from automotive pinstriping and airbrushing to leatherwork and metal engraving, with many other mediums sprinkled in along the way. Throughout my career, my work has been influenced by the iconography and motifs of the West. As a teenager, my first jobs were in feed stores and bucking hay as a ranch hand on horse and cattle ranches.  I spent my twenties working with horses, riding, and travelling to horse shows. This time gave me a deep love and respect for horses and the people who ride and care for them. During this time, I became interested in the gear used in riding and roping and began to think about the engineering behind the gear and how the pieces were put together.  That still resonates with me today as I create bits and spurs. I love looking at pieces to see how they were made and constructed. That is the fun and challenging part about creating gear. I am always looking for a way to improve my skills and products while experimenting with new designs. My goal is to create one of a kind pieces. When each piece is unique, I am driven to my most creative edge, and this is where I thrive as an artist.  Making something different than anything I have ever made before keeps my work interesting, and constantly evolving.





Winning Bid: $4,200.00

Item condition: New

Reserve price has been met

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