Yakov Kokovin

Yakov Kokovin was born and raised in the kingdom of stone. From the cradle he was surrounded by people who knew, understood and loved the stone. The marble was still working his grandfather Efstafy Kokovin. With sixteen years went «kamenotesnym pupil» on Gornoschitsky marble works and the father of Jacob Basil Efstafevich. Within a few years it «on knowledge of lapidary arts» transferred to Yekaterinburg Lapidary Works. Here Basil Kokovin became an apprentice and then master. With him in the early years of the XIX century «kamenodelnoe Art was presented at the factory Read more [...]
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Opening on the current

Karamzin in his «History of the Russian State» leads chronicle fact: that a monk Methodius gave Boris Godunov them having been removed from somewhere in the Kam­nya large pure emerald green. Tsar Boris on­ordered facet the stone; for the work undertaken and the Venetian grinder jeweler Francis Astsentin. In 1600, for­kaz was made: master polished Crystal and cut it crucifixion of Christ. Glad king awarded jew­pa sable fur coat, cap and gorlatnoy hundred ducats. In 1669, there was another sensational find. Tsa­roar Fizzledowser Dmitry Tumashev, hunting geese in between­dureche Read more [...]
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The story of one jasper vases

Every art form has its own specifics, their secrets. Do stonecutter and Stoneshaper is a special feeling, a special understanding of the stone. There is little to be a good draftsman and sculptor. We should also feel the hidden possibilities of the stone, its «character» and whims. And only then will merge fantasy and taste of the artist with imagination and beauty of natural stone. And where you can find close to the stone as not in the Urals? It was here that childhood Jacob Kokovin adopt the experience of their ancestors. Russian «culture stone» started from the XVIII Read more [...]
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