Guclu Polat was born in 1985, in Mersin. Graduated from Anadolu University Fine Arts Faculty, Glass Department. Finished his master degree at the Anadolu University as well. In the meantime, he had an opportunity to take glass courses in the University of Creative Arts, UK, in 2008. He worked in the Glass Furnace as an instructor and workshop manager between 2012-2014. In 2015, same title but in Bodrum Design Foundation. In 2016, he was accepted in “Artist in Residence” program in the Glass Furnace. He worked as a design and project manager in the Glass Furnace between 2016-2019. He assisted Bertil Vallien, Bernard Hessen, Lino Tagliapietra, Rob Stern, Tom Galbraith and many other glass masters through the years. He founded his own brand, LeoNibGlassArt and keeps working with glass.