Taking her inspiration from traditional forms of Islamic art and architecture, Cassell juxtaposes established styles with a more modernist approach, creating new and surprising forms. Her main material is heavily grogged clay that allows her to work on a large scale and utilise thick surfaces to carve patterns to the desired depth. This approach provides her with the tools to create the compelling drama and playful dynamism that characterises her work. Halima Cassell was born in Pakistan in 1975, brought up in Manchester and is now living in Blackburn, Lancashire. She exhibits internationally and was selected to exhibit at Parcours Ceramique Carougeois 2009 Biennial in Switzerland.
This exhibition was part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival.