Tutu Arel was born in Izmir, Turkey. Her interest in ceramics began at 2002, she spent three years at at an artists' 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.
She continues her practice at her studio located in South Bank, London.