In 1975 I graduated from the Technical School of Wrought Iron in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After that, I worked for a few years at the studio of the prominent blacksmith Lazar Curev.
In 1982, after passing the examination stipulated in the SMFAC—Society of the Masters of Folk Artistic Crafts regulations, I was proclaimed MASTER of the Folk Artistic Craft Wrought Iron.
For the last years, I am working in my studio, producing many different wrought iron pieces of art.
I worked in Plovdiv, Bulgaria – most of the time; in Cyprus from 1996 – 1998; now I work in London, UK.
I prefer using the traditional blacksmithing techniques, but I also work with precast brass applications on iron frames, and I use several ways of applying the finish to my works.
Since receiving my Master Certificate, I've been working on many projects:
- the Thracian tomb Zhaba Mogila near Strelcha, Bulgaria—railings
- the Church in Asenova Krepost, Bulgaria—iron gates, fences, and wall railings.
- Synagogue in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria—railings, and fencing.
In 1989, during the Old Town Days festival in Tallinn, Estonia had received several awards:
- for ethnographic value
- from the National Institute of Cultural Monuments
- from the mayor of Tallinn