Eileen Nisbet was born in 1929 in London. She trained at Hornsey School of Art and Central School of Art and Design.
She exhibited her ceramics at galleries and museums at home and internationally, and also worked as a lecturer in art schools throughout England.
"I remember her much more closely as a colleague when I started teaching and talking to her about artists that inspired her, over coffee, she was very much steeped in post war arts influences, Nicholson, Pasmore and their feeling for line, movement and shape and a sense of play, surface play across the plane of canvas or paper or in her case a piece of clay..." — Rob Kesseler, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, 2002
Her work is included in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth and Westminster Gallery in Boston.