A native of Nantes. Alain Blanchard moved to Quimper in 1969, studying at the art school under Jos le Corre and Georges Connan. Between 1971 and 1973 he worked at Keraluc prior to moving to Méjou Roz, where he set up the Poterie de Mejou and where he continues to work in both pottery and stoneware.
Alain's brother Remi was also a talented artist. He died prematurely in an accident aged 35. You can see his work by going to the following link - http://www.remiblanchard.fr/index.html