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Jérôme Blanc

  • Woodturner
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Master Artisan
Jérôme Blanc Woodturner
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+41 788455001
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A world of inspiration

  • • Jérôme works with locally sourced green wood
  • • He enjoys the freedom of expression that woodturning allows
  • • His work reflects contemporary environmental issues

Growing up in a creative family, Jérôme Blanc was introduced to manual labour at an early age by his father, who ran a locksmith's workshop and was passionate about boat restoration. Inspired by these activities, Jérôme knew he would go on to work with wood. After training in cabinetmaking and carpentry at the École des Arts et Métiers in Geneva, he discovered woodturning and sculpture on a trip abroad. He now creates imaginative wooden sculptures that merge traditional woodcarving and woodturning techniques with new technologies, often mixing wood with different materials including bronze, acrylic and glass. His award-winning work has been exhibited around the world.

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Works

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Torbeil II

This stained black piece was created from a single block of green ash wood hollowed out using a wood lathe. Jérôme then used traditional carving tools to fashion its surface, accentuating its sculptural quality.

Jérôme Blanc Woodturner
Photo: © Jérôme Blanc
Arantèle III

An original model for this piece was made from wood turned on a lathe and finished using carving tools. A mould was then created and a bronze cast made using the lost wax casting technique. Jérôme finished the piece with an oxidised patina.

Jérôme Blanc Woodturner
Photo: © Jérôme Blanc
Torbeil I & Torbeil II

These two dark pieces were shaped from a single block of green ash wood hollowed out using a wood lathe. Jérôme used traditional carving tools to finish the surface of the turned pieces, accentuating their wavelike sculptural quality.

Jérôme Blanc Woodturner
Photo: © Jérôme Blanc
Arentèle I

This whitened ash wood piece with a sculptural, wavelike quality was formed from a single block of wood, hollowed out using a wood lathe. Jérôme used a set of traditional carving tools to finish the surface, finely accentuating its sculptural quality and drawing the viewer’s eye in.

Jérôme Blanc Woodturner
Photo: © Jérôme Blanc
Arentèle II

This black and red dyed sculpture was made from a single piece of ash wood, turned and hollowed out using a lathe. Using a set of traditional carpentry tools, Jérôme then carved the surface of the piece, finely accentuating its sculptural quality and drawing the viewer’s eye in.

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