Lives and works in London
Linda Brothwell studied Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University and went on to receive an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2009.
Brothwell is fascinated by the history of objects and how they have been and are interacted with. The use and knowledge of tools is also critical to her practice. Recent projects have involved: employing traditional jeweler’s engraving, carving and inlay to make permanent and precious the accidental marks and damage upon objects in public space; giving new life to discarded materials; and utilizing Portuguese wood inlay techniques and repairing public benches with ornate interpreted 19th Century designs.
Selected Exhibitions
Silver where’, Gallery SO, U
‘summer camp repair tent’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘waste not, want not seating installation’, Bloomberg Building, London
‘Happiness for daily life’, British Council Project, Gongju, South Korea
‘Designs of the Year exhibition’, Design Museum, London
‘Timeless Exhibition for Experimenta Biennale’, British Council Project, Lisbon
‘Small show huge talent’, Sotheby’s, London