General Assembly – Workshop at Pin-up

As a part of The First Show at the new architecture and design space Pin-up, Studio Hacienda is holding a General Assembly souvenir brooch making workshop. Blanche Tilden and Phoebe Porter invite you to select from prefabricated parts to create your very own souvenir brooch. This is a re-staging of our award winning project and […]

Posted at 1:14 am on April 17, 2011 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: General Assembly - Melbourne | Continue reading

The First Show – Pin-up Project Space

10 March – 30 April 2011 Phoebe Porter and Blanche Tilden (Studio Hacienda) have been invited to contribute to “The First Show” where twenty leading architecture, design and art studios reflect on their work – past and present – and encapsulate a “design moment” or “big idea” that continues to underpin their practice today. The […]

Posted at 9:22 am on March 10, 2011 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Exhibitions | Continue reading


Studio Hacienda is a collaboration between contemporary jewellers Blanche Tilden and Phoebe Porter. Both trained in gold and silversmithing and glass at the ANU School of Art. Their paths crossed in 2005 when Porter was awarded the Australia Council Emerging Artist Mentorship to work with Tilden for a three month period.  Unknown to each other previous to this award, the pair developed an instant rapport, sharing a similar design aesthetic, a passion for making and a commitment to contemporary jewellery practice. While each continuing their individual practices, Tilden and Porter regularly collaborate on special projects under the name Studio Hacienda.