MFA: Metalsmithing and Jewelry - University of North Texas
BFA: Textile and Fashion Design - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Author: Umut Demirgüç Thurman. Book: Mine Sanatı ve Teknikleri (The Art of Enameling and Techniques), Myrina Yayınları, 2022, Istanbul, Turkey
Author: Umut Demirgüç Thurman. SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths), "Trabzon Kazazlık": Technical Article, March 2013.
Author: Umut Demirgüç. Artist Modern Magazine, "Mine Sanatı/The Art of Enameling", May 2008, Istanbul, Turkey
Author: Umut Demirgüç. Artist Modern Magazine, "Metal Sanatında Zen Budizm/Zen Budism in Metal Art", July 2008, Istanbul, Turkey
Interview: Voyage Dallas
Interview: Ornament Magazine