Nejat Kavvas was born in Mardin in 1947. In 1974 he graduated from the Department of Pharmacy at Marmara University in Istanbul. He is married to a New Zealander and lives in New Zealand with his family.
Since childhood, Kavvas has been fascinated by the history and intrigue of glass. Due to his chemistry background, he invented a revolutionary sandblasting technique, formulated a variety of mirrors, and developed metallic lustre paints for glass industry.
Currently Kavvas continues his work at his own studio in Auckland’s North Shore, which was founded in October 2009. He was among finalists for a Renomok Glass Prize in 2009, and Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D award in 2010.