Şule Gürbüz was born in Istanbul. She studied art history at Istanbul University and history of philosophy in England. In 1997, she started working at the National Palaces as an art historian, and in the same year, she began to work with Recep Gürgen, the master of clock repair. She has been working with him for ten years and learned lots of things. She has been repairing many clocks in the National Palaces, mostly in the Dolmabahçe Palace.