Louise Neilson

Location: Chapel-en-le-Frith   /  Genre: Ceramics; pottery

Artist Statement

Louise started her love affair with clay when she signed up to a night school class in 2000 and hasn’t looked back since! Since moving to the High Peak in 2015 Louise has been inspired by its beauty ever since. She loves the way the landscape changes through the seasons, the colours, the textures, and the light. She is also interested in how the land is used and how it develops a sense of community.
Louise begins the making process by putting on her walking boots and going for a walk in the local area, to take in the environment, the sounds, the light, and the mood before setting to it in her old stone-built studio in the back garden, where she can easily while away an afternoon (or a day!) being creative in her own space.
Louise interprets all these inspirations and ideas into her unique ceramic pieces. She uses a variety of techniques including making items from slabs and coils of clay. Louise loves to use natural items to create patterns such as leaves, twigs, and moss, and capture the colours and tones using glazes or matt natural stains to decorate her finished pieces.

Venue Information

Peak Vision Arts
89 Market Street
SK23 0JD

89 Market Street is just beyond Morrisons roundabout on your right (opposite the carpet shop) as you go through Chapel from Whaley Bridge towards Buxton. Parking available on Market Street, nearby Morrisons, or Thornbrook surgery.

Disabled access is partial