Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art, and then specialised for three years in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design. She spent two years at the BBC Television Centre working as a graphics assistant, and then a further two years in an art studio as a lettering artist. She now designs titles for book jackets and television titles. She also designs craft kits and runs workshops in silk painting, glass painting and painting on porcelain. She has appeared on television as a craft demonstrator, has written a book on glass painting, and is the author of numerous articles for craft magazines. She lives in Maidstone, Kent.