"Kaliningrad Amber Chroonicle: Natalia Lapinus"
17 September 2019
Press Office of the Amber Museum
In the Amber Museum from 17 September to 4 November, there is an exhibition of jewellery by a Kaliningrad artist Natalia Lapinus from the collection of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.
Works made by the jeweller in 2003–2013 will show various ideas, approaches, methods, ways of amber treatment in combination with metal and leather. Designer works by local masters are presented by the museum in its halls annually, which creates circumstances to strengthen the position of the Kaliningrad region as the jewellery and lapidary centre.
Natalia Lapinus was born in Smolensk on 23 March 1967. Since the early childhood she showed interest towards the fine arts, went to an art studio at the S.T.Konenkov Museum of Sculpture, then in the Children Art School. In 1982, she entered the Krasnoie Selo School of Art Metal (Selo Krasnoie-on-Volga, Kostroma region).
During her practise at the factory "Russian Gems" in Saint Petersburg, she mastered the champleve enamel technology; at the Kaliningrad Amber Combine she studied production of jewellery with the use of amber. In 1986, after graduating the school and becoming an artists-master, she returned to the Kaliningrad Amber Combine, where she made jewellery based of her own designs. Since 2005, she has been working in Köln, Germany.
Natalia Lapinus is a constant participant of the regional, all-Russian, and international exhibitions and contests organised by the Amber Museum. In 2010, she won Grand Prix of the Fourth Regional Biennial of Amber Artworks "Amber Autumn".
Works of the artist are in the collections of the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum (65 works), the Kaliningrad Museum of Fine Arts, as well as in private collections.