THE GRAND PRIZE
sponsored by Mr Paweł Adamowicz, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk PLN 10,000:
Marcin Tymiński, Poland
A sophisticated combination of Baltic amber, polymer and steel. The Jury unanimously agreed the piece should be awarded the grand prize for elegant and simple contemporary piece of jewellery. The way the piece channels and diffuses the light through its facets and surfaces creates a glowing beacon of design.
THE AMBER PRIZE
sponsored by the International Amber Association 1 kg of amber:
Annelise Mercier, France
A direct honesty in the carving of the faces with a rough sculptural quality. The piece demonstrates an intuitive and sensitive handling of this special media.
THE SILVER PRIZE
sponsored by the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. 1 kg of silver:
Susanne Elstner, Germany
The jury especially appreciated the contrast between the organic charcoal and amber elements, and the colour difference between the design’s dark density and light transparency. The working of the material suggests an interesting movement which will be augmented when worn on the body.