from 01 to 25 September 2020
The series of one-showpiece exhibitions is an other way to present the extensive collection of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum, which includes around 16 000 depositary items. This way of demonstrating an art piece allows specialists, its author and guests to look at it out of the context of a themed exhibition.
Andrzej Adamski. Poland, Braniewo
Bracelet "Hydra", 2012
The bracelet was shown at the contest exhibition "AQUATERRA" within the Fifth International Biennial of Amber Artworks "Alatyr 2013".
The bracelet is rigid and open, made in the form of crushed hollow silver pipe with rectangular cross-section, which is bent into a ring. Tips of the bracelet are made from polished amber and are overlapping, so that one end is higher than the other. One amber is yellow and transparent, the other one – opaque and white-yellow with holes and cracks of natural origin, covered with leaf gold imitation. Metal is polished, sleek from the inner part of the bracelet.
Andrzej Adamski was born on 31 March 1957. He graduated from the Goldsmith School in Gdansk, he is member of the Jewellery Artists Association. Motto of the artist consists of two words: "joy" and "creation". He comes to this condition focusing in three main activities. First one is jewellery. In most of his works amber is dominant material – inspiring stone, whose charms the artist can not and does not want to overcome. A.Adamski also uses pearls, corals, and other exclusive natural material and gems in his works. The artist also designs and created unique decorative elements and office souvenirs and custom-made items. Devotional articles are a sort of a challenge for the master, he always studies their special meaning and function. In 2007–2011, A.Adamski consulted Warmia Archdiocese in the matter of ecclesiastical architecture and conservation. Works of the artist are shown in the Natural History Museum in Neuchatel in Switzerland and in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum in Russia. The rosary made the master were presented to the Pope John Paul II and is kept in the Vatican collection.