Sema Okan Topaç was born in Izmir in 1975. She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylül University in 1998. In 1996, she won a special prize in the 4th Golden Pitcher Ceramic Competition at the Izmir Rotary Club. She continued her master’s degree in ceramic art at the Institute of Fine Arts at the same university. Okan Topaç has participated in several group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad.