26.08. - 06.09.
was born in Uşak in the year 1952. I finished primary school in Uşak, middle
and high school on the Gymnasium for Girls in Karşıyaka.
Between 1985-1998 I worked in various workshops on design, water colours
and oil. I participated in group exhibitions and prepared a special
collection for the Side Garden Hotel in 1996. In the year 1997 I opened an
individual exhibition in the castle in Çeşme.
I achieved a place in the Ondokuz Eylül University's Faculty for Fine
Arts Ceramic and Glass Main Branch in 1998.
I finished my studies in 2002 and in same the year I won the special
award of the Golden Jug Ceramic Competition with my piece "BURKA". Nowadays
I work in my workshop in Karşıyaka Atakent, Izmir.
I am member of the Turkish Association for Ceramic.
Some exhibitions I participated in:
2000 D.E.Ü.G.S.F. Student Exhibition
2002 Resim Heykel Müzesi Altın Testi Seramik Competition and Exhibition
2002 Atatürk Kültür Merkezi Narlıdere
2005 İzmirli Kadın Sanatçılar Exhibition
2005 2. Bienal Internacional Argentina
2007 C.Y.D.D. Event Exhibition Uşak
2007 İzmir Esnaf ve Sanatçılar Derneği Hediyelik Eşya Competition and
2008 8 Mart Kadın Sanatçılar Elele Exhibition / Istanbul
2008 İntes Sanat Galerisi (individual)/ Ankara
With my latest works I have taken to the themes of "From Anatolia" and
Besides the forms I developed being inspired by past Anatolian
civilisations, I wanted to reflect to the spectator some of the elements of
Anatolian Seljukian architectural elements and the geometric decorations on
their kitchen artefacts, which I simplified; my objective being to recall to
the mind these memorable works of art, found so rarely nowadays.
With the dance theme, I wanted to find out how far it would be possible
to express the rhythmic movements, poses and the magic of dance with
ceramic. For this I imagined Anatolian folkloristic garments while working.
Depending on the location, I used materials like fireclay, vacuum,
porcelain, casting or red clay. I worked with or without glaze or fume. On
some of my ceramic forms I applied molten glass and tried to present to the
onlooker an aesthetic appearance between clay and glass.