Fourth All-Russian Art Forging Plain Air

10 August 2018
Press Office of the Amber Museum

The Amber Museum is holding the All-Russian Art Forging Plain Air from 10 to 13 August. Blacksmiths from Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad will make a forged bench with decorative compositions to the theme "Legends of Amber" at the open space in front of the museum. Everybody who wants can watch this spectacular event. The forged object will be presented to the public in the evening on 13 August, it will be placed in the outer yard of the museum.

In 2012 the Amber Museum conducted the First All-Russian Art Forging Plain Air, which blacksmiths from Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sergiev Posad (Moscow region) participated in. In 2014 the Second All-Russian Plain Air was held, masters from Gurievsk (Kaliningrad region), Kaliningrad, Moscow, Myshkin (Yaroslavl region) worked there. In 2016 – the Third All-Russian Plain Air, where masters from Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Pskov worked.

In 2013, 2015, 2017 the project was conducted internationally. Kaliningrad blacksmiths worked together with masters from Austria, Lithuania, Norway, France, Finland, and Russian participants from Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Main idea od the plain air is the joint creative work of blacksmiths from different regions and countries, experience exchange and development of new trends in smithcraft. As a result, the Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum gets art metal objects in its various performances showing ways of using the metal works in the cityscape.

As of today, the following art objects have been created: hand rails for the old curved bridge on the museum's territory, four grilles for the museum's inner yard doors,stair hand rail inside the building between the exposition hall and the basement floor, fencing grille by the stairs leading from the museum's hall to the basement level, as well as sculptures "Amber Fishers", "The Gauya Bird", "The Sun", "The Amber Tree".

The followup conference takes place before the official closing ceremony on 13 August.

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