He was born in the city of Ordzhonikidze. He studied at school, served in the Soviet Army. He graduated from the Stavropol Pedagogical Institute, worked in a school as a teacher and headmaster, and as a workshop manager at a creative industrial plant. He studied artistic processing of glass and metal in Europe, the USA, and Japan. In 2000 he founded a creative workshop. He is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia and the UK Guild of Enamel Artists.