After spending 12 years teaching, Peter began full-time woodworking in 1981, and for nearly two decades, specialized in architectural reproduction woodworking, for which he won a Preservation Merit Award from the Historic Albany Foundation in 1984. In 2000, he began the restoration of an 1850's Gothic Revival cottage, which resulted in another Preservation Merit Award in 2004. In 2007, he sold his large shop and designed and built a 900-square-foot studio next to his home.
Though his work has ranged from architectural woodworking to fine studio furniture and cabinetry to whimsical sculptural pieces, Peter now concentrates on creating sculptural furniture, commissioned studio furniture and interactive works of art. He has designed and built many one-of-a-kind pieces, including a 2011 series of tables titled "Sabotage," based upon their unique sabots or wooden shoes. "Trefoil on Tiptoe" was chosen for The Fence Select Show, at The Arts Center of the Capital District, 2011. Several pieces of his work were selected for a group show in October 2011 by the Marion Royael Gallery. Most recently, in January 2012, Peter's work was chosen by the Third Ward--Brooklyn judges as one of the 50 top submissions to the Third Ward Fall Open Call, an international artists' competition. In February, 2012, Peter completed a group show at the Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA. In addition, his Goliath's Tailor (aka Maxiature X 12: Spool) was chosen as a winner in the sculpture category in the ArtSlant.com First 2012 Showcase competition, and his Divide and Conquer (aka Maxiature X 8: Compass) was chosen as a Second 2012 Showase competition. Screw Up was chosen as a 4th round winner. Deus ex Machina was chosen as a 5th Round Winner.