Ilya Borovikov Ural stone-cutting workshop

Russian troika

Russian troika. Stone cutting artwork by Ural masters

Ilya Borovikov Ural stone-cutting workshop. Russian artist and sculptor Ilya Borovikov was born June 12, 1977 in Yekaterinburg. He was a strong, distinctive and handsome man, born on St. Peter’s Day. He should be named Peter, which in Greek means “stone”, but his parents named him Ilya. But still the stone became his life’s work, stone carving – his love. Even friends gave him the nickname “Stone”. Ilya dreamed of his stone-cutting shop, and he created it. He managed to unite around very capable, talented and creative artists. Unfortunately, Ilya Borovikov died in 2006 in a car accident. Many projects were finished by not less talented Russian master Grigory Ponomarev.

Russian troika

Russian troika, Stone cutting artwork by Ural masters

Russian troika. Hawkeye, cacholong, milk and brown jade, chalcedony, flint, moss agate, tiger eye, aventurine jewelry, Afghan lapis lazuli, quartzite, phianites, dolerite, granite, petrified wood, coil kararsky marble, jasper: black, white, blue, red, Bashkir.

Russian troika

Russian troika. Stone cutting artwork by Ural masters

Ural stone-cutting factory was founded in 1996 on the base of Russian Cultural Foundation with the assistance of the Director of JSC “Unicum” Malikov. Young graduate art school Ilya Borovikov organized around himself masters of the creative team – stone-cutters who began to revive the tradition of Russian lapidary art, the figures presented Russian type of Carl Faberge.

Gamblers. Stone cutting artwork by Urals masters

Gamblers. Stone cutting artwork by Ural masters

Young Ural masters made highly artistic fine stone-cutting works, inspired by Faberge. Great influence on the direction of the workshop activities in the work of artists also had Ural artists jewelers AK Denisov and V. Konovalenko. For ten years (1996 – 2006) under the leadership of Ilya Borovikov was made a large number of small stone-cutting works of sculpture.

Fabulous city on a whale

Fabulous city on a whale

These sculptures and figurines of people, always present a bright character, such as literature character Ostap Bender, Hustler, Firefighter, Fur trader, Kvass seller, Hunter with a dog, falconry, Ivan Kalita, O’Lantern , Small fisherman with a cat, Hooligan, Violinist, Saxophonist, Jeweler, Tailor, Gone with the Wind, Charlie Chaplin, Yuri Nikulin, Marshal Zhukov on horseback and many others. In addition, bright and particularly expressive story reveal multi-figured compositions, such as Fight gladiators, Teatime, Gamblers, dominoes players, Hunters at Rest, and others.

Fabulous city on a whale. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Fabulous city on a whale

Fabulous city on a whale. Agate, jasper, lapis lazuli, jade, tiger’s eye, marble, flint, cacholong, petrified wood, rhodonite, Charoite, Berbers, chalcedony, serpentine, aventurine, obsidian, marble, uvarovite etc.

Fabulous city on a whale. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Fabulous city on a whale

Resting. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Resting. Ural stone-cutting workshop

The stone-cutters who work in the shop – Grigory Ponomarev, Ivan Golubev, Sergey Zaplatin, Stanislav Shiryaev, Andrey Pavlov, Artem Lebedev, Alexander Emelianenko, Konstantin Antipin, Victor Korobeynikov, jewelers – Sobolev, Evdokimov, Chetverikov. In 2006, after the tragic death of Ilya Borovikov in a car crash, the artistic director of the workshop became Grigory Ponomarev.

Catherine I (Chessman - Queen). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Catherine I (Chessman – Queen). Catherine I (Chessman – Queen) Carnelian, Gazgan, agate, cacholong, marble, Aventurine, tigrovik, moss agate, rose quartz, purpurin, black flint, topaz, garnets, jade green and milky, phianites.

The great project was chess set. Chess pieces represent two armies – Russian army of Peter the Great and the Swedish army of Carl XII. Twenty masters Worked on this project for 2 years. As artistic director of stone-cutting workshop, Ilya Borovikov was the inspirer, creative leader of a talented team of stone carvers, jewelers, grinders, polishers, and all those who participated in this project.

Count Sheremetiev (Chessman - Officer)

Count Sheremetiev (Chessman – Officer)

Count Sheremetiev (Chessman – Officer). Agate, marble, cacholong, jasper, pyrite, Gazgan, dolerite, moss agate, charoite, aventurine, green and milky jade, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem – enamel.

Eleanora (Chessman - Queen). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Eleanora (Chessman – Queen). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Eleanora (Chessman – Queen) Carnelian, Gazgan, cacholong, sapphirine, quartzite, onyx, amethyst, labradorite, lapis lazuli, blue and red aventurine, opal, milky-green quartzite, Charoite, tiger’s eye, pyrope, zircon, phianites, red and green citrine, blue tanzanite, aquamarine , green and black jade.

Grenadier of Guards Corps (chess piece - a pawn). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Grenadier of Guards Corps (chess piece – a pawn)

Grenadier of Guards Corps (chess piece – a pawn). Flint, jasper, cacholong, carnelian, dolerite, marble, agate, jasper, green and black jade.

Horse (chess piece - a knight). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Horse (chess piece – a knight)

Horse (chess piece – a knight). Carnelian, cacholong, agate, jasper, chert, Aventurine, slate, tiger’s eye, falcon’s eye, dolerite and green jade milk

Karl XII (Chessman - King). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Karl XII (Chessman – King)

Karl XII (Chessman – King) Flint, black agate, Gazgan, falcon eye, lapis lazuli, blue jasper, tiger’s eye, tigrovik, cacholong, lapis lazuli, smalt, zircons, dioxins, quartzite, amethyst, green and black jade, phianites

Kutuzov. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Kutuzov. Gray marble, Gazgan, cacholong, black jade, blue solid jasper, tiger eye, malachite, skarn, Mexican obsidian

Marshal Zhukov on horseback. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Marshal Zhukov on horseback. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Sergeant of Kiev regiment (chess piece - a pawn). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Sergeant of Kiev regiment (chess piece – a pawn). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Sergeant of Kiev regiment (chess piece – a pawn). Dolerite, rhodonite, marble, agate, cacholong, flint, quartzite, brown and red jasper, green and milk nephritis.

Slippenbach (Chessman - Officer). Ural stone-cutting workshop

Slippenbach (Chessman – Officer). Quartzite, lapis lazuli, jasper blue, cacholong, dolerite, moss agate, jasper, zircon, agate, cacholong, marble, jade green and black. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Ural stone-cutting workshop

Soldier of army of Carl XII (chess piece – a pawn). Blue jasper, marble, cacholong, agate, red and yellow flint, black and green jade

The Battle of Kulikovo. Ural stone-cutting workshop

The Battle of Kulikovo. Ural stone-cutting workshop

The Battle of Kulikovo. Marble, agate, cacholong, rhodonite, flint, tiger’s eye, chalcedony, jasper, phianites, Hawkeye, quartzite, dolerite, serpentine, persian, carnelian, aventurine slate, jade, aventurine, petrified wood

Joker. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Joker. Gray marble, Gazgan, cacholong, black jade, blue solid jasper, tiger eye, malachite, skarn, Mexican obsidian

Joker

Joker. Ural stone-cutting workshop

Ilya Borovikov

Ilya Borovikov

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