First Decade Interview with Caroline Broadhead
Digital sound file of First Decade interview with Caroline Broadhead, 00:42:54.
The artist Caroline Broadhead (b. 1950), a First Decade maker, discusses her groundbreaking jewellery designs of the 1970s. After graduating from college in 1972, Broadhead broke away from the rigid traditions of fine jewellery to experiment with lesser-used materials such as ivory, cotton and nylon. In this candid interview, Broadhead discusses events and experiences that transformed the way she created her pieces, which were intended to emphasise malleability and changeability as opposed to rigidity and finery. She talks about the changing trends of the 1970s, working with artists like Julia Manheim and Susanna Heron, her time spent in Amsterdam and Africa acquiring materials and how her thought process, along with her pieces, developed during the decade.