b. 1950, Leeds
Caroline Broadhead was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1950. After completing a foundation course at Leicester College of Art (1968-1969), she went on to complete a Diploma in Jewellery Design at the Central School of Art and Design, London (1969-1972). She is currently the course leader of the BA Jewellery Design course at Central Saint Martins, London. During the 1970s Broadhead made a significant contribution to the ‘New Jewellery’ movement and today sees her practice as not being defined in one particular way, having worked in areas such as textiles and performance. Broadhead has received many awards for her work including amongst others a Crafts Council ‘Grant to Craftsmen’ award in 1973. She was also the winner of the ‘Jerwood Prize for Applied Arts: Textiles’ (1997). Her work is held internationally in prestigious collections, including Kyoto Museum of Modern Art, Japan, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA. Caroline Broadhead currently lives and works in London.
Education & training
Diploma Jewellery Design, Central School of Art and Design, London, 1969-1972
Foundation course, Leicester College of Art, Leicester, 1968-1969