Peter studied art for three years at the Otago Polytechnic and graduated in 1975 with a Diploma in Fine & Applied Art winning the Abernethy Award for most outstanding student in his first year.
Since graduating Peter has pursued a career in exhibition and display design and worked for TVNZ as a graphic designer until 1990.
Since this time Peter has operated his own boutique design business specialising in public exhibitions and displays, creating environments that utilise his design and artistic abilities. Working on the NZ Pavilion in Spain in 1992, Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter, creating the interior theming for the Auckland International Airport and designing the NZ Pavilions for the Americas Cup in Genoa and Cowes he regards as highlights of his work.
Peter returned to pottery in 2014 and is a practising member of the Auckland Studio of Potters where he was tutored by Peter Lange. He has been a regular exhibitor at several Auckland annual pottery exhibitions.
Peter’s current interest in pottery is toward making altered forms, hand manipulated forms that have a sense of having been dug up from the ground like precious artefacts.
Now retired, Peter also creates stained-glass windows and paintings by commission.
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