About Sergey Sakirkin.

    I was born and raised in the former and no-longer-existent Soviet Union. I also received my formal artist training as a painter and designer in the Soviet Union. One day in 1988, I opened the door to a blacksmith shop and almost instantly fell in love with the musical ring of the anvil, the heavy booming sound of the hammer, and the mesmerizing flame of the forge. To this day, the magical feeling has not left me — not in the least.

  Combining my experience as an art designer with the tremendous pos-sibilities of an ageless material like steel, I try to bring joy to people who appreciate metal art, while at the same time leaving a lasting legacy behind.

  I like this “functional” art very much, and enjoy creating art pieces that people can come in contact with every single day, either by touching or by visually seeing its elegant beauty. If such an art piece is really well forged, then every time someone sees or touches it, happy emotions are born and, I like to think, are passed on to others.

  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.

  Since 2002, Sergey has been living and working in Salt Lake City, Utah US,  creating hand-forged artistic work for private residences through out the country. He is artist/owner of Sakirkin Blacksmith Art & Design Inc.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Bibliography:

Paul Boulay, "Gallery: ABANA Conference SLC 2016," The Anvil's Ring, Winter 2017, Vol. 45, No. 1, photos pp. 2, 20, 21, 34, 38.

Linda M. Erbele, "Make it Like This, But Different," Metal Fabricator, September/October 2015, Cover photo, pp. 38, 39, 41, 43, 45, color photos.

Top Job Gallery, "Best in Class Interior Railings," Fabricator, March/April 2015, Vol.56, No.2, p.49. "The Gallery," The Anvil's Ring, Winter 2015, Vol.43, No.1,p.

Sergey Sakirkin, "One Piece at a Time," The Anvil's Ring, Fall 2013. Vol. 41, No. 4, pp.36-39, color photos.

Lisa Bakewell, "Serge's Forging Excellence," Fabricator, September/October 2010, Vol. 51, No. 5, Cover photo, pp. 40, 41,43, 44, 45, color photos.

Sergey Sakirkin, "Profile," The Anvil's Ring, Spring 2010, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 20-25, color photos.

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Clark Bartley, "Forging Art With Flame & Flair!," Salt Lake Living, May/June 2008, Vol.29, No. 3, p. 18.

Sergey Sakirkin, "Wild West by Looking Of Korchevnik," Mir Metalla (World Of Metal), St. Petersburg, Russia, Aprel/June 2008, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp.60-62.

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