Jérôme Blanc was born in Geneva in 1978 and grew up in a family keen on promoting creativity. He became acquainted with manual labour 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 carpentry, obtaining his degrees in 1998 and 1999, he started traveling abroad.
While in Australia he perfected his knowledge of English and was first introduced to woodturning. This enduring revelation gave rise to an ever growing interest and would entice him always closer to wood carving.
It is indeed after a training course with Tricia and José Lehete that his career as a woodturner began. Back in Geneva, he set up his own woodworking, sculpture and woodturning business, while going away regularly in order to learn from French woodturner masters (Marc Ricourt; Jean-François Escoulen; Alain Mailland).