Halima Cassell Eclectica - Global Inspirations Exhibition

Halima Cassell MBE - Meet the Makers | Glyndebourne

Shape of Things

Light Catcher

This video is about Halima Cassell's Light Catcher Sculpture, featured on BBC Country File


Art UK: Sculptors' techniques

Halima Cassell is a sculptor who enjoys the carving process and is most famous for her intricate and beautiful ceramic pieces. We caught up with her at her studio and she talks about carving clay, her love of art and maths and how she became an artist.


Halima Cassell MBE - Meet the Makers | Glyndebourne

We talk to sculptor Halima Cassell MBE about her exhibition at Glyndebourne Festival 2021.

Featuring nine sculptures in materials including cast iron, marble, jesmonite, concrete and bronze, the exhibition includes four new site-specific works for the Glyndebourne gardens. 

The Benefit of Outside Support

Natural Geometry

Things of Beauty Growing Study Day: Halima Cassell & Alison Britton

This study day, which took place on Monday 18 June 2018, was organised in partnership with Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. It concluded the display of the exhibition Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery, which had been presented at both institutions. 


A Change of Heart - Interview with Halima Cassell

The University of Leicester's 12th Annual Sculpture in the Garden Exhibition



This film shows a rotating view of the contemporary sculpture Calliope by Halima Cassell, which is a new acquisition presented by the Art Fund. The film was created by a series of still photographs of the object which were taken just after the sculpture arrived

Interview on 'Calliope'

This video shows Rebecca Bridgman, Curator of Islamic Art, interviewing artist Halima Cassell about her sculpture 'Calliope'.  The sculpture is a new acquisition presented by the Art Fund and is on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Delivery and photography of the new acquisition: Calliope

This behind the scenes video shows the arrival and photography of a new acquisition presented by the Art Fund. The contemporary sculpture, called Calliope, was made by the artist Halima Cassell. It will be on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

  • 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

  • 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

  • …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

  • 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

  • Her profound understanding of the geometric rules governing any given pattern, allow her to bend, or even break them.
    – Peter Randell-Page, Sculptor

  • While working, Cassell becomes deeply involved in each piece to the point where she is unaware of her surroundings even watching her work on a piece for a few minutes, it is obvious that the process commands all her attention
    – Emmanuel Cooper

  • Cassell’s work encompasses and generates complexity and surprise. All of her sculptural work shares a language of geometry and volume but each is intriguingly different
    – Elli Herring

  • Halima Cassell is a maker of considerable versatility, who has extended her signature work in clay to a range of new materials, including marble, glass and porcelain
    – Andrew Lambirth, Art Critic - Spectator Magazine

  • 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 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