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Popkiewicz - a family fascination with amber

Amber in this family has been collected for generations. First by my father and now also by my sons. The art studio, which Harald Popkiewicz creates with his sons, has existed since 1973. They design and make artistic jewelry and spatial forms in amber and silver. In 1983, Harald Popkiewicz received the title of master of arts and crafts, while [...]

Baltic amber vs Colombian copal

Comparative characteristics of IR spectra. Amber can basically be divided into varieties and types by its place of origin and occurrence. Its diversity, beauty and uniqueness are determined not only by the region in which this "amber" was created, but also the conditions and type of raw material from which it was created. Over a hundred varieties of fossil resins are known worldwide. [...]

A precursor of the trend for natural forms in jewelry

In the collection of the Amber Museum, you can admire the beauty and simplicity of amber in the products of the Krakow artist Maryna Lewicka-Wala. Maria Lewicka-Wala lived in 1941-2011. A geologist by profession. However, her real passion was jewelry - she began to create it from 1974. She was also fascinated by the design of clothes made of natural fabrics, sculpting and photography. From 1978, she belonged to the Polish Association [...]

Winged horse = god of thunder

Greek mythology says that the winged horse was born of jellyfish blood. And what inspired KJSumeradzki when creating this sculpture? Krzysztof Jacek Sumeradzki is a contemporary artist-sculptor, graduate of the Post-Secondary Advertising Studio in Ciechanów, member of the Creative Work Association in Ciechanów and the Association of Polish Artists of Polish Applied Arts in Warsaw. He probably inherited his love of art from his mother who was [...]

Smaller and bigger truths about the creation of amber

Amber in the world of myths and legends. The creation of amber was preceded by numerous myths and legends. In Greek mythology, the reference to the creation of the bush is found in the history of Faeton, son of Helios - the god of the Sun. One day, Phaeton asked his father for permission to ride a sunny chariot. The father was persuaded by his son. However, Phaeton, who was not trained in driving, led the solar chariot too closely [...]

Discover the magical and healing power of amber

His power was believed from the earliest times. This faith has survived to this day. Amber contains many valuable microelements, such as: silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, organic compounds combined with iodine, volatile substances, resin acids. It was found that succinic acid acts as a biostimulator - it stimulates the nervous system, regulates kidney and intestinal function, is an anti-inflammatory and anti-toxic agent. On [...]

Copy of Princess Sibyl's necklace

At the Amber Museum in Krakow, you can see a unique exhibit: a copy of the amber necklace of the Duchess of Brest. Performing it, Marta Włodarska discovered that the original from 1610 exhibited in the Castle Museum in Malbork is not at all ... The history of this discovery may not be as fascinating as the novels of Dan Brown, but certainly very interesting - especially [...]

Amber workshops in Krakow

"There should be definitely more such meetings at which you can learn more about amber" - so agreed participants of the workshop How not to buy a pig in a poke, i.e. recognition of amber counterfeits, which took place on January 24 at the Amber Museum in Krakow. With these workshops, the Amber Museum inaugurated its educational activities for 2014. "This first meeting was his [...]

I want to be sure what I am selling - an interview with Tomasz Mikołajczyk

Tomasz Mikołajczyk, associated with the amber industry for 25 years, talks about his latest "going beyond accepted schemes and canons" project, i.e. the private Amber Museum in Krakow, and the purchase of a spectrometer that is "to bring the market back to normal". Where did the idea to open the Amber Museum come from? I decided to implement this idea because something like this is not yet in Krakow. This city […]

MSB excludes shaped amber

At the last meeting, the Board of the International Amber Association changed the regulations of the recommendation. The amendment excludes the possibility of using shaped amber (high temperature from one lump, previously cut to intended sizes) by companies recommended and enters into force with new or renewed certificates. Until now, the regulations excluded only the possibility of using pressed amber, substitutes, succinite counterfeits or subfossil resins (copals). [...]

Official opening of the Amber Museum

Friday, September 13 enrolled in amber sounds in the history of Krakow. Distinguished guests - amber lovers - came from all over Poland to the opening ceremony of the Amber Museum to celebrate this unusual event together. The opening of the Amber Museum was graced by a show of three unique fashion collections combined with the amber jewelry of the following designer duets: Danuta Burczik-Kruczkowska & Joanna Weyna and Danka Czapnik [...]

Jewelry from Poland. Simply extraordinary

Amber - a Polish treasure

The "Amber - its beauty and history" exhibition at the Amber Museum in Krakow

The newly opened Amber Museum in Krakow has prepared a real treat for amber lovers and those who are not yet: the "Amber - its beauty and history" exhibition, which introduces the world of this fascinating stone. The "Amber - beauty and history" exhibition introduces visitors to basic knowledge about amber, the most abundant organic mineral in Poland, for centuries [...]

It's here! Amber Museum in Krakow

"I have long wanted to create a place in Krakow where amber will be presented in an attractive but multidimensional way. In our activities to date, we have focused primarily on the presentation of the aesthetic values of contemporary stone products, at the Amber Museum we have combined them with educational values, "explains its originator Tomasz Mikołajczyk. There are many ventures of this kind in the world, [...]

Ambermart Gallery - for the 6th time.

This is the 6th edition of the Ambermart Gallery competition, which the Amber Portal organizes together with the Gdańsk International Fair. We are waiting for photos of the exhibitors' works at Ambermart and voices of all Internet users. The goal of our competition is invariably the promotion of amber jewelry, creating the opportunity to present new products before the start of the Ambermart fair and to pre-probe the market and preferences of recipients. To participate in […]

Amber crème de la crème

Collection Supernatural is a unique collection that perfectly fits our goal of showing the beauty of amber. These are selected, the most beautiful products made of or decorated with Baltic amber and natural lumps of exceptional beauty. A unique museum, unique amber, unique collections. Collection Supernatural is like amber crème de la crème. These are the most beautiful examples of amber craftsmanship and unconventional [...]

Amber defends itself - an interview with Kayah

Kayah likes and wears amber - this largely decided to be awarded the honorary title of the Amber Ambassador. In the first interview after the nomination he talks about how he perceives amber and how he intends to promote it. "Thanks to events like this amber it has a chance to stop being associated with kitschy souvenir sold at stands in coastal towns" [...]

Trend Book 2013+

The Trend Book publication aims to discover the avant-garde nature of Baltic amber, presenting the unique jewelry of Polish designers in the context of stylistic trends of original design and design arts. Trend Book 2013+ is a review of the best design and artistic projects from around the world as well as collections of unique jewelry designed by students of the Gdańsk and Łódź Academy of Fine Arts. They are interpretations extracted by [...]

"Petrified Tears" exhibition

20 leading European jewelry makers have been invited to participate in this unique exhibition, the vast majority of whom have never dealt with amber before. The effect exceeded expectations. In the exhibition, which is really an interesting experiment, were invited: Sławomir Fijałkowski, Christiane Förster, Karl Fritsch, Sophie Hanagarth, Herman Hermsen, Daniel Kruger, Stefano Marchetti, Pavel Opočensky, [...]