Painter and ceramic artist Lois Peltz was born Lois Lipkin into a Jewish family in Wallasey, Cheshire in 1936. She studied at Wallasey School of Art, before moving to London in 1958 and working as a graphic designer and illustrator, exhibiting at David Tilleke Fine Art (1991–93). She is a former independent councillor in London's West End and was Vice-Chair of Ben Uri's Arts Committee between 1992 and 2000.