Exhibitions

Current & Forthcoming Exhibitions

2021

September Emma Rogers and Halima Cassell Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool Duo Exhibitions

2020

March 7 - April 4 Landscape: Real and Imagined - showing with Eleri Mills Twenty Twenty Gallery, Ludlow, Shropshire Duo Exhibitions
May 2 - June 20 Natural Geometry Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, Stroud Duo Exhibitions
September 7 2019 - July 25 2020 William Morris Wallpaper, examples on loan from the V&A Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Duo Exhibitions

Previous Exhibitions

2014

August 1 - 4 Open Studio with Charlie and Pauline at Allanbank Mill Steading Allanton, Scotland, Invited Guest Duo Exhibitions

2013

September 7 - October 5 Puls Contemporary Ceramics Brussels Duo Exhibitions

2012

September 26 - November 2 RBS Brian Mercer Stone Carving Residency London Duo Exhibitions

2011

July 9 - September 11 Earth: Atmosphere Touchstone Gallery, Rochdale Duo Exhibitions

2010

April 27 - July 10 Earth: Atmosphere Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton Duo Exhibitions

2009

March 7 - April 18 Puls Contemporary Ceramics Brussels Duo Exhibitions

  • Her main preoccupation and sculptural impulse is to penetrate beneath the skin of the form to reveal the structure within – the crystalline seed of the stone, or the skeleton-like armature she perceives within the clay. She does not carve exteriors but reveals interiors – the folded abstract inner landscapes of her singular and highly imaginative vision.
    – Andrew Lambirth, Art Critic - Spectator Magazine

  • Working mostly with ‘naked clay’, that is without the use of glaze or slip, Cassell first carefully carves and then smoothes and burnishes to remove any blemishes, so virtually making the surface ‘ disappear’, leaving the form clean and prominent
    – Emmanuel Cooper

  • Halima’s work demonstrates incredible dedication and energy; one thing is clear, she will be among the future pathfinders and leaders.
    – Alan Grieve, Chairman, The Jerwood Foundation

  • She was sketching constantly and continually sought to transpose her drawings into sculptural forms. The surface as well as the shapes emerged together in sculpture which often combined enormous complexity with simplicity and unity.
    – Helaine Blumenfeld OBE FRBS Dlitt

  • Cassell’s Work Is Subliminal in its originality, having no parallel in the sculptural or crafts genres, whose borders it crosses.
    – Jean Vacher, Collections Manger, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham

  • Beautiful – amazing to see someone work with such a variety of material to create such stunning, intricate pieces. I can imagine them out in the world, near water and nature. Beautiful, thank you.

  • …Although Cassell is creating in different media – and respecting the unique characteristics of her material while doing so – she is also intent on discerning just how bronze, glass, marble and clay can ‘speak the same language
    – Ian Wilson

  • The geometry and the mathematics involved in Halima’s work have the same effect on me as listening to Bach: she manages to get the same essential harmony of shape, form and detail. Her pieces are deeply fashioned, which is unusual in ceramics
    – Eric Knowles (Ceramics Expert)

  • The most inspiring ceramic work I have seen in thirty years! Beautiful, mesmerising, powerful and thoughtful. Genius! Love, love, love this work.
    – Judith Ramsgate, 53 years old

  • The work is of a high standard and creates an interesting contrast to the Da Vinci drawing. Can see the evolution of the process and the sculptures convey different ideas and theories. An excellent artist.
    – Jina