Tugce Sonmez Arel has been making ceramics on and off since age 17.

Her educational background in Advertising and Studio Arts has given her a broad base from which to approach many subjects. 

She enjoys experimenting with different mediums and techniques including acrylics , embroidery, candle making, photography and collage making. 

Recently focused on ceramics making, she mainly uses stoneware, and prefers coiling and pinching above all ceramics techniques.

Her inspiration comes from nature, places she visited, her cultural roots and her lucid dreams. Using Monochromatic and natural tones she draws attention to imperfection and vulnerability by playing with rough textures and less structured forms.

Offering only eco-friendly packaging products, Tutu Arel brand offers a fully organic experience inside and out.