Beauty in Form and Material

In strong contrast to arty-crafty mass products
that only detract from the high esteem of amber,
these are unique pieces.

Manfred Schwarz lets himself be inspired by the mysterious world under water. In this manner, bizarre creatures evolve in a unique syntax of forms that enchant the beholder through delicate details and surprising light effects.

The process of developing an amber sculpture is
very time-consuming. First the form is sawn out
roughly, fine modelling is accomplished through
filing and shaping. Then begins the time-consuming
labour of grinding with increasingly finer grains.
Finally the piece is polished.

In order to make it more expressive, Manfred Schwarz likes to combine amber with other precious natural materials like ebony (old), tagua nut, precious stones, pearls and gold.