Emel Erdem was born in 1988 in Istanbul, Turkey.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in the ceramic and glass design department in 2013.
As she was doing her bachelor’s, she attended few glass workshops in Glass Furnace in Istanbul and then decided to focus her career on glass design.
She went to Novy Bor Glass School in Czech Republic for six months to learn more about glass techniques.
She got accepted to the Academy of Architecture, Art and Design in Prague in 2016 and did her MFA in the glass studio with Rony Plesl.
After she graduated in 2019, she did an internship
in Berlin Glas in Germany in the casting and cold-working studios. She plans to continue her career in Berlin as a freelance artist.