Jaki Darlington and Caroline Hewitt’s work is underpinned by a mutual love of the animal world. They specialise in distinctive hand-built ceramics, producing character driven animal sculpture and British birds. Their current series of prints explore the myth of birds and the English language.
Through an experimentation with printmaking processes onto the surface of clay they have developed a range of illustrative ceramic tiles decorated with oxides, underglazes and lustres. Tiles can be bought as one-off gifts or can be made bespoke for bathrooms, kitchens or fireplace surrounds.
As a partnership Caroline & Jaki strive to extend their portfolio of work and enjoy the challenges of working to commission.
Having both worked in Further and Higher Education for twenty years, Jaki and Caroline pooled their experience and set up the partnership in 2016. Known locally [and fondly] as 'Tile Lady' and 'Elephant Woman', they currently live and work as artists in Glossop, Derbyshire with three cats Peter, Louie and Ralf.
Pentimento noun > a visible trace of an earlier painting beneath a layer or layers of paint on a canvas
The New Oxford English Dictionary