I was born in Izmir in 1983. After completing my undergraduate education in Public Administration at Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, I moved to Istanbul in 2005.
I took technical courses at the Maden Contemporary Jewellery Studio in 2015 and conceptual courses at the same studio until 2019.
It is an invaluable source of inspiration for me that every single moment of our lives and all that we come across is open to interpretation and to re-creation in different forms.
As for the contemporary jewellery, it is an area where I have the freedom of working regarding materials, subjects, techniques and interpretation.
In the contemporary jewellery, it is often the first requisite to separate feelings from thought and one must ask questions and seek what lies beyond. And for me, the most meaningful implication of producing in this area is that any outcome is “valuable” as it has a “soul”, regardless of the material value of the material used.
From this point of view, my tendency to produce works that would reveal my own point of view against the current perceptions of the concepts “value” and “valuable” which are always open to debate turns this creation process into a “stance” for me.