A native of Ontario, Canada, Jeremiah Watt developed a love early on for the horses, the gear, and the artistry involved with the saddlemaking trade. After learning saddlemaking in 1976 at a school in Amarillo, Texas, Watt and his wife started their own saddle and tack manufacturing business. He began to teach himself the art of engraving by building silver saddle trim and making his own handmade bits and spurs. Watt has been teaching Western engraving, along with the art of saddle making, for almost two decades. His video series on cowboy crafts is a respected resource in the field.