A ceramic artist, writer and editor. Her father worked for the Pearl Assurance Company and her mother was a keen amateur watercolourist.
She studied painting on a scholarship to the West of England School of Art, went on to Beckenham School of Art and, in 1944, took an art teaching diploma at the Institute of Education, London. Students were sent to the Central School of Arts and Crafts for practical classes.
Eileen Lewenstein founded 'Ceramic Review' in 1970
Her contribution to ceramics is important and she stands well alongside other famous women who have enriched the world of ceramics; names such as Dame Lucie Rie, Ruth Duckworth, Susie Cooper, Tessa Fuchs, Marianna de Trey, Janet Leach and Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie. Examples of Eileen Lewenstein’s work can be seen, and appreciated, in the V&A museum and other notable museums and galleries.
(extracts Graham Gower)