The rock escarpments and old stone walls that Carly Wright sees on her daily walks, give her a vocabulary with which to work. She often stops to sketch, take a photo, or pick up an interesting stone. These small objects sit on her drawing table for weeks, sometimes years. When she sits down to design new pieces, she looks to them for inspiration. Her travels to Ireland, Italy, France and England have also been a source of inspiration. She particularly loves the old stone windows and doorways found in ancient ruins.
Carly Wright has a BPA, (the equivalent of a BFA), from Empire State College, a university without walls program associated with the State University of New York. She also studied the art of enameling at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina where she was a scholarship student from 1980-84.