About Jerry

Jerry Blanchard is a life long craftsman and artisan whose skills began in wood working and machining metal parts.  In time, Jerry saw how these skills translated into jewelry and fabricated objects d’ art.  Thus began the pursuit of traditional hand engraving, jewelry and metalsmithing.

Always a champion of education, Jerry believes in sharing his knowledge to keep these time honored skills alive by encouraging his students to read, research, and strive for an aesthetic that is both perfect and beautiful.  Jerry teaches short courses in hand engraving, tool making and metalsmithing at Monterey Peninsula College.   His students acquire the skills needed to build a foundation in tool making and metalsmithing.  With these techniques they are able to create their own jewelry and metal art by using the tools they fabricate.

As a prolific artisan, Jerry is always working on multiple projects and will often have something on hand to share….  Everything from hammers, mokume gane jewelry as well as beautiful raised bowls.  With an excellent reputation as a craftsman, Jerry is well known in Pebble Beach, Carmel and the greater Monterey Bay area.  He’s an expert in exquisite, traditional hand engraved jewelry, silverware, awards, and antique restoration.

For more information or to leave a comment, email Jerry at JCBlanchard@ymail.com.

3 comments

  1. Jerry is a genuine gentle man, a person you are always happy and better off for meeting and knowing, he is the ultimate craftsperson and an exquisite crafter, his works are truly made with love and the joy and respect for materials that come with decades of handwork that has no other equal other than the time put in , to learn, understand, know , and appreciate the , materials, techniques, and form of art. I am fortunate to wear one of Jerrys incredible solid sterling , hand engraved gorgeous buckles that I wear every day of my life. Anyone who has the good fortune to be able to study with this unique and beautiful man has truly met a great opportunity in life. Bravo Jerry, love your work and your sweet sprit, Brendan W.

  2. Jonathan Daniel

    Hey
    This is Jonathan. You are my great uncle. My grandfather is Sterling Blanchard and my uncle is Ryan Blanchard.

  3. Hi Jerry. This is Nancy Blanchard Thomas. Your father, Burton was my father, Lee’s younger brother.

    I just read from Jonathan that Sterling is his grandfather. I remember when you and Sterling were visiting us in Long Beach, when you were just kids. You came running into our house, “Sterling fell into the bay”! We ran as fast as possible…..and there was Sterling just treading water waiting for someone to haul him out!

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