Member of the Union of artists of the USSR. Worker of arts of the Republic of Belarus.
Teachers of Taras Empties at the Moscow Institute of applied and decorative arts, where he was taken in the 43rd, was known Vladimir Favorsky, Vera Mukhina... After graduation he was sixteen years he taught at the Lviv Institute of decorative and applied arts, where he directed the distribution. And then more than thirty years he headed the Department of ceramics and glass at the Belarusian theatre and art Institute. Students of Taras Empties -- it's an army of University graduates, now working in the field of decorative-applied art.