Tutu Arel 

Clay. Texture. Thread. Film.

Tutu Arel was born in Izmir, Turkey. Her interest in ceramics began at 2002, she spent three years at the Muge Aygit Studio before relocating to Los Angeles.


She graduated from Michigan State University with a double bachelors degree in both Studio Arts and Advertising.

She continued to indulge her creative passion and flair for ceramics by practising and studying at a number of studios. In 2018 she moved to London and launched her artist page during the first lockdown in 2021.

Tutu is interested in creating forms that are both functional and sculptural. Her style is rough, raw and abstract in neutral, earthy tones. Using mostly stoneware clay she takes her inspiration from nature 'mother earth', her cultural roots and her lucid dreams.

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photographed by Yuan Mengya Li