#8 John Wright & Jon Peters

#8 John Wright & Jon Peters

 

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

This bit was built by Jon Peters and engraved by John Wright.  

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 is a maker living and working in Southern California. Over the years, his work has evolved from automotive pinstriping and airbrushing to leatherwork and metal engraving, with many other mediums sprinkled in along the way.

Throughout his career, his work has been influenced by the iconography and motifs of the West. As a teenager, his first jobs were in feed stores and bucking hay as a ranch hand on horse and cattle ranches.

He spent his twenties working with horses, riding, and traveling to horse shows. This time gave him a deep love and respect for horses and the people who ride and care for them. During this time, he 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 him today as he creates bits and spurs. He loves looking at pieces to see how they were made and constructed. That is the fun and challenging part about creating gear. He is always looking for a way to improve his skills and products while experimenting with new designs.

His goal is to create one of a kind pieces. When each piece is unique, he is driven to his most creative edge, and this is where he thrives as an artist. Making something different than anything he has ever made before keeps his work interesting, and constantly evolving.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This is a 100% donation item.  100% of the proceeds will go to the CAGM 

Bit Collaboration By: John Wright and Jon Peters

 

Winning Bid: $2,250.00

Item condition: New

SKU: 2022-10 Category: