Gökden Alpman Matthews
Gökden Alpman Matthews creates ceramic sculptures and mosaic tiles that build on her strong Turkish heritage as well as her interest in cultures around the world. Her style is a mix of traditional and contemporary design elements.
Gökden started sculpting as a child and spent many years in the academic world learning ceramic art, science and history. During this academic period, Gökden worked in a commercial ceramic factory to learn the business side of her art form. She successfully held the position of production manager and later business manager.
Gökden has published many research articles in Antique Décor, Art Décor and Artistic Mosaic magazines. She has won various art competitions and teaches ceramics to local students. Gökden has exhibited her work in galleries in Istanbul and New York. Her sculptures can also be found in numerous private collections throughout Turkey, Europe and the United States.