1956 - Diploma of Ceramics, Mosman Evening College
1961 - 69 Teacher of Ceramics, Mosman Evening College
1969 - 72 Teacher of Arts and Ceramics, Church of England
Boys Grammar School (SHORE), North Sydney
1970 – 1980  Opened “Studio 52A” in Mosman, NSW. Ceramics Teaching School.
1974 Commissioned to reproduce 700 pieces of 18th and 19th century pottery for Old Sydney Town at Gosford, NSW.
Commissioned to reproduce period jug and basin sets for Old Government House, Parramatta.
1975 – 1978 President of the Ceramic (Antique) Collectors Society in Sydney.
1975 Invited by Jesse McNab, Curator of Western Arts, to study antique pottery and porcelain at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and also studied  “Chinese Porcelain” with the curator at the time.Received an AUSTRALIA COUNCIL GRANT to conduct Adult Workshops in the Mosman Studio.
1976 Study tour of the Sevres factory in Paris, and at the Royal                 Copenhagen Porcelain Factory in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1981 Moved to Tyalgum, Northern New South Wales and establishedthe “Bakehouse Pottery.”
1984  Winner  Murwillumbah Art Prize (Ceramics Section)
1986 Studied Antique Chinese Porcelain while making a film in China,Hong Kong and Macau
1989 Represented in the Gold Coast Ceramic Award in Surfers Paradise with a work titled “Earth, Sea & Sky”, a ceramic sound sculpture.
1990 Represented in the Gold Coast National Ceramic Award with awork titled “ Cage Follie”, a bird cage.
1990 Ceramic sound sculpture titled “Song of Wollumbin” acquired
by the Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW.
1991 Represented in the Gold Coast National Ceramic Award with a work titled “Kaled-es-kopae”, a ceramic kaleidescope.
1992 Exhibition “Ding Dong Merrily on High” at the “Bakehouse Pottery”in Tyalgum.
1992 Represented in an joint exhibition at the Tweed Regional Gallery.- 5 local craft persons.
1993 Opened the new gallery “Bakehouse Pottery and Galleria Artisans”
at Tyalgum.
1993 Exhibition “Sign of the Fish” at “Bakehouse Pottery and Galleria   Artisans” at Tyalgum.
1994 Exhibition “Strictly for Birds” at “Bakehouse Pottery and Galleria Artisans”at Tyalgum.
1995 Represented in exhibition “ Artists of the Tweed” at the Tweed Regional Gallery.
1996 Exhibition “Guys and Dolls” at the “Bakehouse Pottery and Galleria Artisans” at Tyalgum.
1997 Exhibition “Lets Face It” at the “Bakehouse Pottery and Galleria Artisans” at Tyalgum.
1998 Represented Tweed Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery.
1998 Exhibition at Kyogle, the Cowgill Gallery, HorseShoe Creek,NSW.
1998 Exhibition “Blue and White Pottery & Porcelain” at the“Bakehouse Pottery and Galleria Artisans” at Tyalgum
1998 Represented in the  “Encyclopaedia of Australian Potters’ Marks”, and the National Museum of Australian Pottery, Wodonga, Victoria.
1998 Invited to present a one-man exhibition at the Grafton Regional Galleryin June 1999. 
1999 Exhibited in the Presiding Officers’ Acquisitive Craft Prize for Parliament House (Canberra) Art Collection
1999 Represented in an exhibition titled “Northern Resonances”,6 North Coast potters in conjunction with Hyperclay ’98
at Gulgong, NSW.
1990-2002 Conducted school holiday workshops for children at the Tweed Regional Gallery.
  Work periodically exhibited at the Contemporary Art & Design Gallery in Brisbane,
North Manly Garden Centre,
The C-Shop, Avalon,
Evergreen Gallery & Nursery  Surfers Paradise,
Paralax Gallery, The Rocks Sydney.
Sue-Ellens Fine Arts Gallery, Surfer’s Paradise
Tumbulgum Gallery Work purchased for galleries in New York and Seattle, Washington, USA.
2001 Closed the “Bakehouse Pottery and Galleria Artisans” at Tyalgum and moved  to Tweed Heads.
2002 Artist in Residence – Lindisarne Grammar School
1953 Graduated from Sydney Teachers’ College with a Diploma of Physical Education and Teachers’ Certificate.
1954-1958 Appointed to Mosman Intermediate High School as Pysical Education Teacher, Sports Master and Officer of Cadets.
1959 Travelled extensively overseas,teaching in schools in London, the    
Outward Bound Movement and attended a Danish Folk High School.
1961-1964 Appointed Lecturer in Physical Education at Balmain Teachers’ College and the Australian School of Pacific Administration. During this time I worked in Papua/New Guinea schools, suypervising student practice teaching. and wrote the Physical Education syllabus for PNG Schools. I was also appointed as Lecturer in Physical Education in Rabaul Teachers’ College  for 6 months.
1965 Appointed to Chatswood Primary School
1968 Appointed to North Balgowlah Primary School.
*At this point I left the  NSW  Department of Education to pursue a private career as a  potter.
1969 - 72 Teacher of Arts and Ceramics, Church of England
Boys Grammar School (SHORE), North Sydney.
1983 -1994 On moving to Tyalgum , I was appointed  Release Teacher  at Tyalgum   Primary School,  teaching Art, Craft  and Music.  On retiring from  Tyalgum School  I was honoured by having an annual portrait prize named after me.  The “Peterkin Portrait Prize “ is open to all  primary schools in the Tweed Shire.