Estonian artists eke out a living

  • 1999-08-05
  • Anna Hanks
It is a rare artist who is able to live off his creations alone. That's why the Tallinn based artist co-operative Asuurkeraamika ceramics workshop is so impressive. The workshop whose name translates roughly as "sky blue ceramic" is comprised of five artists in their mid-thirties who met in the early 1990s at what was then the Estonian Art Institute. The workshop, which was founded five years ago, only takes money from the artists when their works sell. This arrangement leaves the artists free to create for the sake of art and not money. Although the workshop members were educated at the sa...
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