Halil İbrahim Mert was born in Sivas in 1976. He learned the art of glass blowing and worked as a glass artist in a big company in Istanbul between 1995 and 2005. During that period, he made glass works, inspired by glass objects of ancient Anatolian civilizations. Later he went back to Sivas and founded his workshop in Buruciye Madrasah. As of today, he continues his work in Sivas and participates in many fairs and festivals with the support of a governorship.