Jacqueline Irwin is a teacher, author and illustrator who co- runs the charity Dearne valley Personal Development centre with her husband John.
DVPDC work with young people who are disengaged from mainstream school and for what ever reason struggle with their personal lives and education. Using a variety of learning experiences, they hope to enrich young peoples lives and develop confidence and self worth.
Cloth Ears & CO is the tile for the creative work by Jacqueline. Her work started with the development of Cloth Ears and the Circus her first children”s book, a story of triumph over adversity, ability over disability. This is a book aimed at young children but also at adults who appreciate children book illustration. Since then jacqueline has used Cloth Ears to develop art work in print, digital and textiles and has produced a second book Cloth Ears and the Greatest Gift.