Didem Mert was raised in Cincinnati OH. She is currently working on receiving her BFA (ceramics) from Northern Kentucky University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in places such as The Cincinnati Women’s Art Club in Mariemont, OH; Brazee Street Studios in Cincinnati, OH; Funke Fired Arts in Cincinnati, OH; Created Illusions Gallery in Cincinnati, OH; Leapin’ Lizard Art’s Bizarre in Covington, KY; The Southgate House Gallery in Newport, KY; and at Northern Kentucky University’s Gallery in Highland Heights, KY. Didem has received a scholarship from The Cincinnati Arts Association as a result of becoming a finalist in Cincinnati’s Overture Awards in 2009. She has also received scholarships from the Magro Foundation in 2009 and 2010. Didem has received a full-in-state tuition scholarship from Northern Kentucky University for the years of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 based on the work she created while attending the university. She has been working at Funke Fired Arts, one of the largest public ceramic studios in the country, in Cincinnati, OH for the past four years. She is currently teaching a barrel firing and wheel class at Funke Fired Arts. Didem plans on entering residency programs and applying to graduate school after receiving her BFA from Northern Kentucky University.