from 11 to 31 January 2021
The cycle consisting of 12 exhibitions of one showpiece is an opportunity to present to the audience unique art works made by Kaliningrad masters that have left walls of artistic workshops for the first time.
Amber, mosaic, turning,
volumetric and relief carving, polishing
Author: Konstantin Bushmelyov. Russia
The cup is made of natural Baltic amber. Transparent amber, semi-transparent amber with cloudy pattern, ivory amber is used.
Colours of the work is built on the combination of white and different hues of yellow in the stone. During the making process, the technique of the hand turning was used, as well as mosaic, relief carving, and polishing.
Author of the cup Konstantin Bushmelyov was born in Kirov on 15 August 1975. In 1992, he finished secondary school and art department of the Art School in Pionerskii, Kaliningrad region. The artist has been working with amber since 1995, giving preference to creating complicated interior objects with fine carving, also cups, carafes, vases, caskets, and clocks.
Participation in exhibitions:
2002–2020 – Annual International Jewellery Exhibition "Amber of the Baltics", Baltic-Expo Exhibition Centre, Kaliningrad.
2003 – Second International Jewellery, Watches and Gifts Exhibition /Fashion Week in Moscow/; Russian jewellers contest "Golden Masterpiece" for the prize of Russian capital, Gostinyi Dvor, Moscow.
2003 – Exhibition of amber art works "Gold of the Baltics", the Moscow Kremlin Armoury.
2003 – First Regional Contest of Amber Art Works, Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.
2004 – Second Regional Contest of Amber Art Works "Alatyr 2004", Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.
2013–2020 – Annual International Jewellery Exhibition "AMBER TRIP". Vilnius, Lithuania.
2014 – Annual International; Jewellery Exhibition "AMBERIF". Gdansk, Poland.
2015 – Exhibition "Amber Russia" in the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2016–2019 – International Economic Forum of Amber Industry "AMBERFORUM". Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad region.
2016–2019 – Annual Exhibition of Amber Art Works made by members of Kaliningrad Guild of Amber Craftsmen, Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.
2018 – Regional Biennial of Designer Art Works from Amber "Transformed City", dedicated to the 21st World Football Championship, Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum.
2019 – Exhibition of Decorative and Applied Arts "Art April. Arts and Crafts Fair". Gostinyi Dvor, Moscow.
Badge of Honour No 171 "Main Master". Small Badge of the Franz Bierbaum Order (1872–1947), chief master and main artist of the Faberge Company, for the special merit in development of Russian jewellery, decorative and applied arts, creation of the authorial collection of amber art works, and highest achievements in creative work.