I am a ceramic artist originally from Turkey, where I got my Masters Degree in Ceramic Arts and had my own ceramics gallery. I draw from an ancient Anatolian tradition of ceramics and through my hands, eyes, and heart carry that wisdom and spirit into the future. And now America is my New World. In a way, I am a Turkish artistic ambassador to America. As I mix my Turkish past with many new American influences, I love the new artistic recipe that is created. My strong feelings about nature often influence what I make. I like to add whimsical surprises to the functional forms that appeal to practical New Englanders.