Linda Brothwell is known for initiating a repair movement in the arts. She was shortlisted for Design of the Year in 2009 for her work Bench Repair Project at Experimenta Biennale, Lisbon and was awarded the Jerwood Makers Open in 2013 for Acts of Care: The Sheffield Edition, the first edition in her Acts of Care series.
Her work encourages a new understanding of the significance of British craft skills and tools, illustrating the importance of their value to economic, social and cultural development.
Her work is housed in the V&A Museum and the Royal College of Art collection. She has exhibited in the UK and internationally for the British Council, The Design Museum, the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage, The Royal Society for Arts and COLLECT. She lectures and participates in debates at Sheffield Hallam University, COLLECT, Jerwood Space and on behalf of the British Council.
Brothwell has an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art (2009) and a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University (2005).