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List of reviews for "Halima Cassell 25" publication

Hepworth Wakefield

"Halima Cassell: 25 Years of Carving" documents the extraordinary breadth of forms and materials in the artist’s practice over a quarter century. The publication delineates the extensive... Continue Reading this Review

– Dr Abi Shapiro – Curator at the Hepworth Wakefield

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Can it really be 25 years since ceramicist and sculptor Halima Cassell emerged as an artist? Fully-formed it seems. Her innovative, carved vessels had an immediate impact; firstly on galleries and... Continue Reading this Review

– Dr Amanda Draper – Curator of Art & Exhibitions at the Victoria Gallery & Museum

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Halima Cassell is an artist renowned for creating forms which are simultaneously organic and architectural. She transforms raw material into intricate vessels and monumental sculpture that... Continue Reading this Review

– Clare Lilley – Director, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

National Museums Scotland

It really is an extensive deep dive into your practice, and I thoroughly enjoyed the contributing essays, especially the personal note from your former school teacher, which was truly special. But... Continue Reading this Review

– Sarah Rothwell – Senior Curator, Modern & Contemporary Design, National Museums Scotland

Arts Council England

Thank you so much for sharing your new publication with me. It is a very impressive record of your career. The joy of an artist published book is in the organisation – the way you’ve... Continue Reading this Review

– Peter Heslip – Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council England

Antiques Roadshow

I readily confess that books, especially reference books, are my private passion, especially those that are profusely illustrated with delicious colour images of spectacular objects of desire... Continue Reading this Review

– Eric Knowles F.R.S.A. – Antiques Roadshow

Perilla Kinchin

Crammed with excellent photographs this book aims to give a comprehensive account of the work and practice to date of a distinguished sculptor who clearly transcends any distinction between art and... Continue Reading this Review

– Perilla Kinchin – Author

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

My wife Pauline and I first met Halima in 2007 at her Carved Earth exhibition at Wakefield Art Gallery. Following the exhibition we acquired our first piece, Metamorphosis from Halima. Since then,... Continue Reading this Review

– John Foster CBE, FRSA – Trustee and Patron, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Claudia Clare

Most people working with clay are wheel-throwing, building, or modelling - all additive processes. Carving is what sculptors do. It reaches back to the ancient prehistoric works of the reindeer... Continue Reading this Review

– Claudia Clare – Potter and Author of 'Subversive Ceramics’

Jerwood Foundation

I became first aware of Halima’s work when she was selected for The Discerning Eye exhibition in 2004, where I was very pleased to purchase Kirigami and Shiraz for Jerwood Collection. ... Continue Reading this Review

– Alan Grieve CBE – Chairman emeritus, Jerwood Foundation

National Museums Scotland

Halima Cassell 25 is a catalogue raisonné that documents Cassell’s unique creative talent and how it has been enabled, developed and honed over 25 years. This beautiful publication is... Continue Reading this Review

– Dr Zachary Kingdon – Senior Curator African Collections, National Museums Scotland

Contra Vision Ltd

I am reporting early as I have now read the book from cover to cover, absolutely captivating, the most enjoyable book on art that I have read, which I don’t think is biased in any way by our... Continue Reading this Review

– Roland Hill – Chairman, Contra Vision Ltd