Blanche Tilden graduated from the Canberra School of Art with a Bachelor of Art (Visual) specialising in Glass in 1992, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Art in Gold and Silversmithing in 1995. She went on train under renowned jeweller Susan Cohn as part of the Australia Council Traineeship. Since 1990 she has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including 2012’s Wearable Cities at Gallery Funaki. Tilden has developed a unique approach to her materials, in particular glass, which she explores both as a material for jewellery making and a universal metaphor. Her fascination with mechanical devices, fuelled by a desire to understand how things work, continually inspires her work. She lives and works in Melbourne.