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Acts of Care: The Lost Letters of Liverpool by Linda Brothwell

Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing

Beginning her career as an assistant repairer at a small jewellers, it is no surprise that Linda Brothwell has gone on to deliver endless repair projects, such as her latest commission for Build Your Own, entitled Acts of Care: The Lost Letters of Liverpool.
 
Linda is a frequent lecturer and debater at Sheffield Hallam University, and was awarded the Jerwood Makers Open in 2013 for her project Acts of Care: The Sheffield Edition in which she crafted her own tools to carry out repair work on areas of Sheffield’s Portland Works.

The Lost Letters of Liverpool, Linda Brothwell

Linda has exhibited at the British Council, The Design Museum and the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage and past projects have included using Portuguese wood inlay techniques to repair public benches in Lisbon, as well as developing her ceramic skills in Korea by learning raku firing methods to create platters and cups for a village café.

The Lost Letters of Liverpool, Linda Brothwell
For The Lost Letters of Liverpool, Linda marries Polish design with English imagery to reflect the diversity of the city. Using hand-pierced brass scrollwork, she crafts letters to replace those missing from iconic building signs in Liverpool; the Coleman's building on Park Road in Toxteth and The Queen's Head pub in the same area. She is once again employing her own handmade tools to deliver this repair project, using Polish Wycinanki designs as a template for her work.

Build Your Own is a FACT and Crafts Council partnership exhibition in association with Norfolk Museums Service and co-curated by curator and cultural programme director Lauren Parker and Clare Cumberlidge of creative communications company Thirteen Ways. 

Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing showing at FACT until 31 August 2015

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