Blanche Tilden

Australia, b.1968

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.



Flow 03 necklace, 2016, flameworked borosilicate glass, titanium

Work for sale

More work by Blanche Tilden

Circuit necklace by Blanche Tilden Circuit necklace , 2016, flameworked borosilicate glass, titanium, sterling silver ,
Spin 01 necklace by Blanche Tilden Spin 01 necklace , 2016, flameworked borosilicate glass, titanium, sterling silver ,
Dutert necklace by Blanche Tilden Dutert necklace , 2012, flameworked borosilicate glass, sterling silver ,
Brunel I necklace by Blanche Tilden Brunel I necklace , 2012, titanium, silver ,
Empire I pendant by Blanche Tilden Empire I pendant , 2012, titanium, silver ,
Long Grand Palais by Blanche Tilden Long Grand Palais , 2012, flameworked borosilicate glass, blackened silver ,
Louvre V and Brunel necklaces by Blanche Tilden Louvre V and Brunel necklaces , 2011, flameworked borosilicate glass, blackened silver ,
Petite Palais necklace by Blanche Tilden Petite Palais necklace , 2012, flameworked borosilicate glass, blackened silver ,
Petite Palais necklace by Blanche Tilden Petite Palais necklace , 2012, flameworked borosilicate glass, silver ,
Freshly Squeezed necklace by Blanche Tilden Freshly Squeezed necklace , 2006, glass, silver ,
Dilute necklace by Blanche Tilden Dilute necklace , 2006, flameworked borosilicate glass, silver ,

Exhibitions

Wearable Cities

July 31 to August 25, 2012

Modernism’s dreams of the future may have become the stuff of our past, but through her jewellery, Blanche Tilden recognises in its most utopian moments an idea which still has the power to enchant us: that of a building made of glass…

New Edition

April 23 to May 18, 2013

To launch Gallery Funaki’s new interior, we’re pleased to present New Edition; a curated exhibition that explores the multiple/edition in contemporary jewellery.

20/20

October 6 - 31, 2015

Gallery Funaki celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition by some of our longest-standing artists.

Clear Cut

July 12 - August 13, 2016

In Blanche’s hands, glass and metal are transformed into limpid jewellery that spills and flows and falls down and round the body, circling it with light, […] yet in this latest work we see a fundamental shift in direction — a clear cut.

 

2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

August 24 - September 24, 2016

The Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery is a biennial international Award that showcases excellence in international and Australian contemporary jewellery.  35 artists have been shortlisted from an international field of 413 entries from 48 countries.