Sergei Isupov: FIGURE – GROUND in Estonia


Illustrated Sculpture Workshop with Sergei Isupov at Asuurkeraamika in Tallinn, Estonia

July 14th – 18th, 2018

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Pictured is Asuur Keraamika Centre in Tallinn, Estonia

Join internationally acclaimed sculptor Sergei Isupov for FIGURE – GROUND: Illustrated Sculpture, an intensive workshop exploring the sculpted form in clay, the painted surface and development of a personal narrative. At Asuurkeraamika Ceramic Centre, in Tallinn, Estonia. The workshop will combine hands-on active studio with demonstrations, one-on-one instruction and illustrated lectures.

In the workshop, Isupov will lead students through the techniques of slab construction, underglaze painting, and glaze application with the goal of completing several figurative sculptures. Studio Asuurkeraamika is a ceramics centre located in a medieval tower that once guarded Tallinn’s Old Town. There are five floors with studio, classroom, exhibition place, and gallery, which are all linked by spiraling limestone staircases. Read more at:

Sergei Isupov visits Estonia every summer with his wife, Kadri, and daughter, Roosi. Isupov works full-time as an artist and has a long, international resume with works included in numerous public collections and important exhibitions. His work is featured in multiple books, catalogs, and magazines, and is also shared via workshops and lectures at museums, universities and art centers.

Isupov is known for his highly-detailed narrative, ceramic sculptures, which feature completely illustrated in-the-round- paintings. Isupov continues to explore opposites as themes in his work. Emotional exchanges between men and women allude to romance, an affair, or simply mystery. Our own imaginations are asked to fill in and finish the narrative using personal associations.

Contact us

Please email info (at) with any questions or for more information. If you would like a phone call, please email your phone number and preferred time to receive a call.

Tuition and Payment

Tuition is $750, and the additional materials fee is $150. The material fee covers the costs of clay, underglazes, glazes, and firings, and selected tools.

A $250 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due by June 15th, 2018. We are able to accept payments through paypal, or check/money order payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above, and students of all experience levels are welcome.

International payments made with Paypal have an additional fee of $40 per workshop. The deposit due for international payments through paypal is $290. This reflects the additional fee paypal charges us to accept international payments (click here to read more about paypal’s fees).

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable until June 15th, less a $50 administrative fee. After June 15th, we do not offer a refund unless we are able to fill your slot with a participant from the waiting list. If we are able to replace you with a participant from the waiting list, a full refund may be issued, less a $50 administrative fee. This workshop will run pending a minimum enrollment.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently.

Location and Dates

Asuurkeraamika is located in Old Town, Tallinn. Read more at The workshop runs every day from 9am – 6pm. The workshop will begin on 9am July 14th, and end at 6pm on July 18th.


Participants are recommended to fly to Tallinn, Estonia (airport code TLL). Tallinn offers many option for transportation around the city. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements.


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