After Peter Nilsson completed his technical education at the Swedish National Glass School in Orrefors in 1985, he worked as an engraver and artist’s assistant at the Pukeberg Glass Workshop. In 1989, he represented The Kingdom of Glass and Crystal at the I.T.B. fair in Berlin and participated in the summer exhibition at the Swedish Glass Museum in Vaxjo.
In 1993, Nilsson started studying Art History at the University of Lund. When he completed his undergraduate studies in 1995, Mats Jonasson offered him work as an art director’s assistant at Mats Jonasson Sweden. Here, he represented the company and Swedish glass art in Canada, the USA, Japan and Holland. During this time, he received the Glassworkers Unions Travel Scholarship and studied at the Urban Glass Workshop in New York.
By 1999, Nilsson undertook postgraduate studies in glass design at University of Vaxjo, whilst working as a freelance designer for Bsweden lighting company and Nybro Crystal glass workshop.
The artist began teaching cold techniques, Art History and sketching and drawing at the Swedish National Glass School in Orrefors in 2001. At the same time, he continued to exhibit his ongoing design work, including permanent fit outs for Harrods in London, a large cinema centre in Jonkoping (Sweden) and a hanging glass sculpture for St: Sigfrids Church near Kalmar (Sweden). Nilsson moved to Australia 2010 and since that time, has been working as an artist and teacher at Canberra Glassworks.