14 October 2018
Louvre necklace Blanche Tilden, photo: Jeremy Dillon
Blanche Tilden’s distinctive use of clear glass in the creation of contemporary jewellery explores the ever-present use of glass in the built environment. Throughout twenty years of practice, Tilden has developed a unique visual and material vocabulary, referencing mechanical technology, industrial modernity and architecture. Being both a solid and a liquid, strong and fragile, and a ubiquitous element of every digital device and city landscape, the material and paradoxical qualities of glass are explored by Tilden in necklaces designed to be worn and to move with the body.