Opening of the exhibition of amber works
5 October 2015
Press Office of the Amber Museum
Opening of the exhibition "Mosaic Fantasy of Zhanna Lopatkina" took place in the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum on 2 October.
Zhanna Lopatkina was born in Kaliningrad in 1970. She began to work with amber since the early 2000s. As her first teacher she looks on her husband Yuriy Lopatkin – famous Kaliningrad master. Significant influence on shaping of artist's creative ideals was made by the professional activities of Gennadiy Losets, honoured artist of Russia, holder of the M.E.Perkhin Grand Order of Carl Faberge Fund.
Zhanna Lopatkina completed a course at the Polish jeweller Jacek Skrzynski. She constantly attends workshops of foreign artists coming to Kaliningrad at the invitation of the Amber Museum. She also took part in the first cycle of the Russian part of the Italian Claudia Augusta Project "Jewellery Design: Naturns, Italy – Kaliningerad, Russia". Among project's teachers the artist emphasizes creativity and professional positions of Italian designers and jewellers Konrad Laimer and Barbara Paganin. In 2015 she started the study specializing in jewellery in the Kaliningrad Art and Industrial College. The artist takes an active part in the Amber Street Project that is aimed to revive the lost traditions of Baltic amber processing.
Works created by Zhanna Lopatkina are in the collection of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum and some private collections.
The exposition works until 1 November 2015.