Blanche Tilden makes beauty. In her hands, glass and metal are transformed into limpid jewellery that spills and flows and falls down and round the body, circling it with light. I think of water sparkling, of light playing from a shaded beam, of something caught just at the edge of vision that unexpectedly illuminates the world: Blanche’s work summons all of this, and has for two decades, yet in this latest work we see a fundamental shift in direction — a clear cut.
Julie Ewington, independent curator and writer, Sydney, 2016
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Blanche Tilden Clear Cut catalogue