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.