Sadık's inspiration is the exquisite
artistry of master carvers from the past. He has visited many museums
in Europe and studied books of antique meerschaum collections. In 1978,
Sadık began a formal apprenticeship under his father Master Carver
Hüseyin as a young boy of 13. He continued his training under
Yunus Ege and Dilâver Çelebi for four years, where his training
in portraiture intensified. His father continued to mentor Sadık
until his retirement in 1988. Sadık's sculpting skills are also
in high demand as a mold maker.
The classical and mythological themes of
Sadık's sculptures are the most extensive and challenging of any meerschaum
carver. Sadık has carved nearly 1,000 different styles during his
career. The Yanık Collection is always interesting and varied
in theme and composition.
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