Hüseyin Ketenoğlu was born in Beykoz, Istanbul in 1952. He finished an elementary school. Ketenoğlu has continued to cut glass even after retiring from Paşabahçe, a Turkish glass company, where he worked from 1969 to 1982. He works with Papatya Ofluoğlu, who also retired from Paşabahçe. She paints designs on glass works, which Ketenoğlu cuts. Currently, he works at his own workshop in Beykoz, near Paşabahçe.