Swedish born Peter Nilsson is an established glass artist and Glassworks Studio Tenant specialising in cold worked glass now based in Canberra. 

Deciding to become a glass engraver at the age of seven, Peter is internationally renowned as a master cold worker with over thirty years expereince. Inspired by Scandinavian folklore and a fascination of nature, Peter’s work examines the fluid boundaries between humans and nature and the fragile relationship they share.

Peter graduated from the National Glass school in Orrefors and become an engraver at Pukebergs Glassworks. He spent nine years at the Swedish National Glass School as a Senior Lecturer in coldworking techniques, sketching techniques and art history before relocating to Australia in 2010. Now based at Canberra Glassworks, he is sought for production and teaching projects nationally and internationally.