Jeremy Wright is a ceramic artist born in Edmonton Alberta Canada. He was raised in Sandy Spring Maryland. Of Cree descent, he has identified himself as a transcultural artist thus bridging the gap between his Native roots and the mainstream culture in which he resides. Jeremy was introduced to ceramics by Gwen Handler, a faculty member and friend, at Sandy Springs Friends School. Ceramics has been his personal and professional passion to this day. Jeremy currently holds a BFA in ceramic art. From Ohio University, as well as AA in Art Marketing and Business from Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. Jeremy finds his inspiration in the still, wild and untouched spaces of places he has been. It is not unusual to see totem spirits, bears, and bison in the imagery of his sculpture and functional work.
Jeremy currently holds a studio at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center where he is artist in residence. He teaches Ceramics classes and shows his work in The Residents Artists Gallery. He returned to his alma mater and is now the Sandy Springs Facility Manager and bus driver: as always, a Jack of All Trades!
In addition to learning how to make and play the flute at Common Ground on the Hill through the very helpful aid of Sakim and Robin Tillery, they were instrumental in teaching him more about Native culture. He has been playing guitar for about 25 years.
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