"Undoubtedly the innovative glass and metal jewellery of Blanche Tilden is rhe resultof virtuosic handling of materials. Her preference for this combination - full of optimism as it is - gives the objects an extraordinary potential to hold meaning. Each body of work is not only a search for technical solutions, but an exploration of the social, cultural and environmental context of the work and its ongoing life as personal adornment. As the comments by owners testify, they strike a deep and resonant emotional chord with the wearer. True counterpoints their words alongside several essays written for her shows by leading cultural commentators who have championed her work over the years."
With texts by Julie Ewington, Mary Featherstone, Anne Brennan, Simone LeAmon, Merryn Gates and more.
Softcover, 130 pages, full colour, 21 x 15 x 1 cm. Fourth edition published by SFA Press, 2018.