Peter first came to binding half a lifetime ago when he joined an evening class at Brighton Polytechnic. He soon enrolled on the Certificate Course which was gained, with commendation, in 1991. In the same year he became a Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders. He holds a number of certificates and awards including Silver Medals from the Designer Bookbinders’ Annual Competition in 1991 and 1994. He was elected Fellow of DB in 1995 and served as President from 2005 to 2007. He has been a member of the Tomorrow’s Past group since 2003.
Peter taught extensively including at the University of Brighton (formerly Brighton Polytechnic) and The University of Surrey, Roehampton (formerly the Roehampton Institute). He has given numerous presentations, furnished articles for journals, and exhibited around the world. His work is represented in many private and public collections including The British Library, The V&A and The National Library of Wales.
He is slipping into his retirement years but continues to pursue his bookbinding interests, particularly structure and the use of materials, from his home studio in East Sussex.