Ekrem Kula

Graduated from the State School of Applied Fine Arts, Istanbul, Turkey, 1977. Obtained the „Proficiency in Arts” certificate from Konya Selçuk University, Turkey, 1991.

Worked as a chief at model and mould workshop for two private factories, 1976–1985. From
1985 started working at the Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey, in the College of Applied Fine Arts. Established the Glass Department in Anadolu University, 2004, and has served as the Head of that department in 2004–2009 and 2011–2013. Currently works as an Assistant Professor
at the Fine Arts Faculty of the Anadolu University.

He has participated in 5 solo exhibitions and 113 group exhibitions including the Mashiko International Ceramic Festival, Mashiko, Japan, 2000, and the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2011, Kanazawa, Japan.

He has been granted 7 Turkish and international awards for his art, such as: the Ceramic Competition Excellence Award of Turkish Ministry of Cultural Affairs,1996; Jury Honorable Mention, the Mashiko International Ceramic Competition, 2000; the Anadolu University Art Prize, 2011.

He has published several scientific articles about ceramic and glass. Designed various wall ceramics projects for public institutions, city parks and hotels. Developed a technique called GFT-Midas for hot glass blowing and fusing.

He loves pottery throwing, archaeology, fishing, travelling and sports.