Ceramics and Glass Design

Ceramics and Glass Design

The Department of Ceramics and Glass Design offers a specialist programme that combines traditional production techniques and contemporary art. The four-year BA (Hons) degree programme in the field of ceramics and glass art has the vision of providing students with practical skills in creating and presenting their own original works through workshops, as well as learning material chemistry and traditional techniques.

The programme is based on a triadic bond between technical education, critical thinking and historical perspective that encourages students to demonstrate their artistic practice with ceramic and/or glass material as part of their intellectual and critical inquiry. A wide range of practice-led studios and workshops offer common strategies for creative thinking, complemented by lectures and seminars where visual arts and history meet in the fields of philosophy, psychology, architecture, design, technology and natural sciences.



  • Gulsen Bal

    Assist. Prof. Dr. Gülsen Bal
    Head of Department

    Gulsen Bal, Asst. Prof. PhD - Dr., graduated in the field of time-based media art in London and studied MA degree in Critical Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design where she undertook her doctoral study. Her research has involved exploring the temporal and strategic conjunctions of differential structures seeking to understand the implications and complexity of the “production of subjectivity” formulated in creative practices at the edge of multiple strategies within the creative strand.

    Bal is a curator and an art and visual culture theorist. She has been the director and Head of Development of Projects and Programs the Open Space - Zentrum für Kunstprojekte within its multi-layered constituents since 2007 over the years. She was a full time lecturer and hold the positions of Head of Department as well as Course and Program Co-ordinator at Istanbul Bilgi University that is part of Laureate International Universities network between 2013-2017. She lectured part time at Istanbul Yeditepe University at the Department of Arts and Management for an MA degree program at the same time. Also, she taught visual cultural studies at Technische Universität Wien in the Visual Culture Department at the duration of 2008-2013.

    She has curated, and participated in art fairs and biennials in various places and venues internationally as well as in Turkey. She has published articles and edited 15 books.

    See some links below:

    Open Systems: READER: Tomorrow is not Promised!

    Review: Open Systems Reader

    Negation of Complicated Mirrors

    Open Space - what is possible in the political potentiality…

    1. gulsen.bal@arucad.edu.tr
  • Prof. Dr. Lale Dilbaş

    Upon graduating with a degree in Ceramic and Glass from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, she obtained her first Masters from Dokuz Eylul University in the same field. She completed her second Masters in Fine Art at Bretton Hall, University of Leeds (UK) and her PhD in Glass from Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), on the subject of Turkish Glass Culture and Its Relationship with Contemporary Glass and Education. Apart from her long-standing career as an academic she has also taken part in various exhibitions and workshops in Turkey and abroad. Her works combine glass and ceramics, and she has a strong interest in traditional pottery making –ceramic cook stoves in particular, especially focusing on South Asia.

    1. lale.dilbas@arucad.edu.tr
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. İ. Alp Çam

    1. alp.cam@arucad.edu.tr
  • Lecturer Emir Özkaya

    He started art education by winning Atatürk Fine Arts High School Painting Department. He completed his undergraduate education in Department of Glass at Anadolu University Fine Arts Faculty. Throughout his education, he had the opportunity to experiment with many different techniques of glass and to produce works in various disciplines of glass. During this time, he also participated in important events and exhibitions and worked with famous names in the field of glass. In 2015; he participated the Glassprintst Workshop at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and received the exhibits at the 9th and 10th İnternational Muammer Çakı Student Ceramic Competition. In the same year, he completed his pedagogical formation education and then started working as a glass artist at Odunpazarı Municipality's Hot Glass Workshop. He worked as an assistant artist at International Glass Festivals. In 2019; he graduated his master’s degree in the glass arts at the Fine Arts Institute of Anadolu University. He continues his artistic works actively with hot glass shaping techniques.

    1. emir.ozkaya@arucad.edu.tr
  • Lecturer Ecem Küpeli

    Ecem Küpeli graduated from the Department of Glass at Fine Arts Faculty of Anadolu University. In 2019, she completed his master's degree in Department of Glass at Fine Arts Institute of Anadolu University. She reinforced her knowledge of glass through training such as hot glass blowing, mold forming, sandblasting; she was found in artistic glass production in different techniques. She received training in hot glass techniques from different glass artists at the Glass Furnace. In addition to participating in many exhibitions and events in the national area, she won the Ali Rıza Öztürk special award at the 10th Muammer Çakı National and International Ceramic Competition and the Levent Sağol special award at the Bazaar Project in 2019.

    1. ecem.kupeli@arucad.edu.tr