Nikolai Balabin (b. 1955) graduated in 1991 from the Academy of Fine Arts
(Faculty of Architecture) in Leningrad, Soviet Union, and in 1996 the College of Crafts and Design, (Jewellery and Stonework Design) in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Nikolai Balabin’s jewellery has been exhibited in Finland, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain and Italia.
He has had eight solo exhibitions, and has been a prize winner in several jewellery design contests and a nominee for three international awards.
His works are in the collections of the Craft Museum of Finland and The World of Stone Exhibition Association in St.-Petersburg, Russia.
Nikolai Balabin makes unique and small series jewellery using a large range of materials: silver, bronze, stone, amber, jet, paper, ceramics among others.
His recent works could be defined as wearable object collages or miniature plays telling stories about the real and imaginary life.
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