Contemporary Ceramics is located in London, opposite the British Museum. At the front of the gallery, a retail space sells studio ceramics from over 80 makers, who are members of the Craft Potters Association. This is complemented by a dedicated gallery space which hosts regular solo and group exhibitions. From a membership of nearly 400, five new makers are selected to be featured in the gallery every two months. This blog highlights their inspirational stories and tales of ceramics.
New work by Halima Cassell
October 10th - November 2nd
Halima Cassell’s work is a combination of strong geometric
elements with recurrent patterns and architectural principles, where she utilises definite lines and dramatic angles.
concentrates on simple forms as the
basis of her work in order to maximise the impact of the complex surface
patterns in combination with heavily contrasting contours which are a combination of influences of her Asian roots, a fascination for
African pattern work and her passion for architectural geometry and are
projected through the forms she creates.
Halima manipulates form, creating dynamic
tensions between constituent parts of a work. The source of her fascination
with carved space is that she is able to articulate rhythmical movements,
rippling and flowing across and through the surface and structure.
Halima’s work has developed its own momentum
and is the engine that drives her creativity. The excitement she feels from her
explorations keeps her going, and constantly leads Halima down hitherto
unexplored creative pathways.