Vertel was born in 1953 in Budapest. She learnt how to draw from Pál Mizser and Huba Bálványos.
She has been creating personal exhibitions as well as joint exhibitions since 1979. Clay as a form of self-expression was first introduced to her at the Secondary School of Visual Arts (or Kisképző). She studied under István Sándor and Lőrinc Győző. Vertel has been a member of the National Association of Artists since 1992.
In 1994, she worked at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét on a scholarship. For 30 years, her work has been available nationwide in the galleries of the Képcsarnok company. Since 1998, she has been exhibiting her garden sculptures in the arboretum of the Corvinus University at the Horticulture Exhibition every April. This place greatly inspires her to create a new kind of garden culture. She makes frost proof ceramic sculptures and flowerpots that could grace gardens in every season.