Although I have a masters degree in materials engineering, it is art that keeps my heart beating.

I became interested in traditional and Islamic arts  in 2008 in my home city of Istanbul, Turkey, where I was taught the tradition and techniques involved in the Tezhip discipline by Muzehhib Hanifi Dursun

Since  2015  I have been based in the UK and have continued creating my art here. I design and paint original paintings and ceramics as well as applying my geometric and  pattern making knowledge in fabric designs.

I love making new designs and using complimenting colours to give them a soul.

Every aspect of the project  from first line of a drawing, until the final finished product is exciting to me. You can never know in the beginning, quite where the art will take you and  what the end result will be.

I believe that little things can make a big difference, and art can make peoples lives prettier and more colorful...

I am based in ASC studios in Kingston Upon Thames where I have a studio and my kiln. Keep an eye out for upcoming open studio events.

If you are interested in purchasing and commissioning works of art  or taking part in workshops about Tezhip and manuscript illumination please click the button below.

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