Sergey Sakirkin autobiography.

 Sergey was born in the USSR in 1958. From 1979 to 1983 he attended Frundze Humanities University and completed his degree in Arts and Design. 

 In 1988 Sergey happened to stop by a blacksmith art studio in the city of Ulyanovsk, Russia. This visit had captured his imagination and added a new passion to his life. Sergey has been captivated by metal art and design ever since. His keen ability to create new designs in metal and forge them with hammer and anvil gives life to his unique,  hand-forged art work that conveys his originality and style.

 From 1988 to 2002 Sergey was a regular member and nominee of artist-blacksmith trade shows and exhibited in art galleries all over the world.  His work is found in private collections in Russia, Hungary, Germany, Great Britain, and the US.

Sergey currently is a member of Blacksmith Guild of Russian Federation, Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA) and National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association (NOMMA). 

 He is a winner of 2010 Mitch Heitler Award for Excellence, the highest nomination of the NOMMA’s yearly competition among metal fabricators in the US, Canada, Mexico and other countries. He is the winner of three gold and two bronze awards in the Earnest Wienmann Top Job competition.

 Articles and photographs of Sergey’s work has been published in Russian National Metal Art magazine Mir Metala(Metal World) and the US publications The Anvil's Ring and Fabricator. His work repeatedly has been showcased in the series of professional books on the art of blacksmithing by Dona Meilach.

Since 2002, Sergey has been working in the US,  creating hand-forged artistic work for private residences through out the country.