Martin Peters earned his degree in Fine Arts from the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC, where he studied with Walter Dexter. From 1972 until 1974, he apprenticed with Michael Henry at Slug Pottery, and, from 1974 to 1975, at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives in Cornwall, England. Returning to Canada, he worked with John Reeve at Cold Mountain Pottery in Roberts Creek, BC, from 1975 to 1978. Changing careers, he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto in 1984. In 1986, he became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and, in 2003, of British Columbia. Continuing throughout his law career to make and exhibit his ceramics, in 2003 he established Dunbar Pottery, which he operates to this day with Ron Vallis. Martin joined the Board of the NWCF in 2023. For more on his work, please see Dunbar Pottery.