was born in Konya, the capital city of the Seljuks, where you may find the best examples of 12-13th century Turkish tiles;
studied at the university in Bursa, the first capital city of the Ottomans, where you may find the best early Ottoman tiles of the 14-15th century;
now lives in Istanbul, the last capital city of the Ottoman Empire where the most beautiful examples of the 16th century Iznik tiles in mosques, palaces, fountains, and hamams;
is a textile engineer and worked for a while in the business. One day he decided to pursue his childhood dream to become an artist;
trained for two years with the well-known ceramics artist Turgut Tuna in Bursa;
now has his own studio in Büyükada, an island in Istanbul where he designs his own İznik and Seljuck inspired tiles and pottery, and grows vegetables, fruit, and flowers.