A Fire Sculpture is a monumental piece of ceramic sculpture, built and fired on location. The work begins with a performance, in which the sculptor and the fire are collaborative participants. The project climaxes with the opening of the tulip-like kiln while at peak temperature, with participation from the audience. The resulting sculpture remains in place, as a permanent relic of the performance. Sergei works together with Andres Allik, a master kiln builder from Estonia in creating Fire Sculptures in various international locations. Below are images from previous Fire Sculpture events.
TurnPark Art Space, Stockbridge, Massachusetts 2022
On June 11, TurnPark Art Space hosted Sergei Isupov and master kiln builder Andres Allik for a truly unique spectacle: the first petal kiln firing in New England. To build Earth & Fire Isupov used 800 lbs of clay to build a nine foot sculpture that was revealed at peak temperature. WATCH the 2 minute time-lapse video for a glimpse at this incredible project.
Click here for more images of Sergei’s sculpture at TurnPark (after clicking the link, scroll down the page to the Earth and Fire section.)
Guldagergaard, Denmark 2017
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STARWorks: Noth Carolina, US 2016
Click for more about the FireFest program at STARworks