Umut Demirgüç Thurman
Umut Demirgüç Thurman is an enamelist, jeweler, and metalsmith. She received her BFA from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Textile and Fashion Design. She received her MFA from the University of North Texas in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. Umut has taught for years at the University of North Texas, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, and at The Glass Furnace (Istanbul), where she is the coordinator of the Enameling Studio. In 2022, she published the first book on enameling in her home country of Turkiye. She has exhibited her work internationally for decades. Her work incorporates enameling, metalsmithing, and jewelry-making. Her most recent body of work is inspired by fairy tales from around the world.