Rustem Yakubov – ceramist, sculptor, teacher.
He was born far from his historical homeland on August 5, 1966, in the village of Kibray, Tashkent region, Uzbek SSR. After graduation, he entered the Republican Art College named after P. Benkov at the sculpture department (1980-1985). He continued his creative activity as a sculptor-performer at the Tashkent combine of sculpture and monumental art.
After serving in the army in 1988, he entered the N.Ostrovsky Tashkent Theater and Art Institute in the department of artistic ceramics.
In 1993 he became the leading artist of the small enterprise Helios in Tashkent.
He moved to Crimea in 1995. Since 1998, he worked at the Simferopol Art Fund as a ceramic artist.
He made a great contribution to the revival of the arts and crafts of Crimea, teaching the techniques of ceramic production to students of the department of arts and crafts of the Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University (2002-2013) and the children’s ceramic school-studio “Clay Patterns” (1999).
He is a participant in exhibitions of various levels, including international. He is the author of the monumental works, created with a subtle sense of Crimean-Tatar traditions.