Halima Cassell’s Early Life and Career
Halima was born in Kashmir in 1975, and although she moved to the UK at an early age, she has always felt a strong attachment to Pakistan. After completing her BA and MA in 3D design at the University of Central Lancashire in 1997, Halima embarked on her career as a fine art sculptor. Following the success of her debut solo show, Carved Earth, Halima's abstract sculptures became highly sought after, and were bought by the V&A, along with 16 other prominent museums around the world.
Halima has been recognised as one of the leading figures in contemporary British studio pottery. The recent exhibition, Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery showcased some of the most influential British potters in recent times. Touring around the UK and US, the show re-invented and reinvigorated traditional pottery. Halima included her ongoing installation, Virtues of Unity in the exhibition, which explores commonalities throughout the world through an ever-evolving series of ceramic bowls.