Jérôme Blanc became acquainted with manual labor at an early age in the locksmith shop of his father, who is also passionate about boat restoration. After five years of study at the School of Arts and Crafts in Geneva in woodworking and cabinetmaking, he was soon introduced to the art of woodturning on a trip to Australia.
This enduring revelation will further push his passion for wood carving and modern environmental issues. Jérôme creates elegant and exquisitely intricate structures that position wood as a viable contemporary material for sculpture, one that transcends its associations with mere craft. His primary material is salvaged wood, either purchased second-hand or sent to him by friends.