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  • Loktyukhin, Ivan
  • Loktyukhin, Ivan
  • Russian Federation
Loktyukhin, Ivan

Bio

Ivan is on a Russian ice carving team and has won many prizes in the Cup of Russia competitions. This is his third visit to Ice Alaska where, in 2016, his team won second place in the multi-block competition. Ivan is a student in architectural design but ice carving is his passion. For fun, he has been carving ice blocks in the central square of his town. His professors prefer that Ivan spend his time focusing on his architectural courses instead of so much time ice carving. However, Ivan said that ice carving is what feeds his soul and he hopes to make a living at it one day.

Being cold and having to work with water is the hardest part of ice carving. Ivan also carves in food, sand, crushed metal, clay and stone. When it’s warm, carving with the feel of water on these other media is one of the most enjoyable parts of carving.

Ivan appreciates all the travel involved in ice carving. He finds that carvers are a “special breed” of people whether they are from Russia or anywhere else in the world and enjoys interacting with them. That is one of the beauties of being an ice carver.

1st
MB-2017

Title:

Dreaming Spirit
Artists Choice
SB-2017

Title:

Fiery Fairy Tale
1st
MB-2016

Title:

Morning of the Universe
SB-2016

Title:

Yahoo!
MB-2012

Title:

The Super Raven Guide
SB-2012

Title:

Dragontango

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