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 â€“ through my hands eyes, and heart â€“ 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 whimsical surprises to the functional forms that appeal to practical New Englanders.