Gül Erali was born in Istanbul. After graduating from the Austrian High School in Istanbul she continued her studies at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and Linz Academy of Fine Arts as the student of Prof. Günther Praschak between 1976 Ц 80. She further had training at the Kröninger Keramik / Germany in the workshop of Jörk van Manz.
She graduated from the Ceramic Department of the I.D.G.S.- (Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts) as the student of Prof. Sadi Diren.
Gül Erali is a member of the Turkish Ceramic Association and International Plastic Arts.