I am Omur Duruerk from Turkiye.
I have been working with glass for 5 years.
It can be said that my art career started in my university days.
I studied English philology and enter the world of written art at first . Then, during my university education I attended ceramic classes of “Atolye Camurdan”. There, I begin to expand my art vision and add third dimension to my expressions. It was great to work with the ceramic artists who always have the idea of merging clay with other materials especially with glass…
In 2005, I enrolled Istanbul Glass Furnace and I work with Julie Anne Denton for 15 days. I was so lucky for meeting glass with such a great artist who makes flamework art my passion. It was my first meeting with glass and flame. The outcomes were just tiny beads yet the effect on me was huge. I felt that I could not be away from flame anymore. And it happens so.
At the end of 2006 I opened Karma Design Studio with my partner Fatih Duruerk where we can create a world with all glass (using fusion, cast and flameworking techniques.) Till then I have been working on glass beads and human figures in my studio Karma, teaching flameworking technique to the inclined people and sharing my knowledge with the flameworkers in Turkey and other parts of the world.