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Dark Trivalve

Form
2008 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Direct carving into near-dry clay lends Halima Cassell’s work an intensely sculptural character. Complex geometrical decoration in high relief is painstakingly carved over many days. Born in Pakistan, Cassell responds to Islamic architecture and African pattern in her approach to ornamentation.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware, hand-carved
Brief Description
'Dark Trivalve', unglazed carved clay, Halima Cassell, Blackburn, Lancashire, 2008.
Physical Description
Open circular form in dark stoneware, with deeply carved ornament on interior and exterior surfaces.
Dimensions
  • Height: 22.8cm (Approximately)
  • Diameter: 45cm (Approximately)
Marks and Inscriptions
Unmarked
Gallery Label
Halima Cassell (born 1975) ‘Dark Trivalve’ 2008 Direct carving into near-dry clay lends Halima Cassell’s work an intensely sculptural character. Complex geometrical decoration in high relief is painstakingly carved over many days. Born in Pakistan, Cassell responds to Islamic architecture and African pattern in her approach to ornamentation. Made in Blackburn, Lancashire Stoneware, hand-carved Museum no. C.19-2009 Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin(09/2009)
Credit line
Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin
Summary
Direct carving into near-dry clay lends Halima Cassell’s work an intensely sculptural character. Complex geometrical decoration in high relief is painstakingly carved over many days. Born in Pakistan, Cassell responds to Islamic architecture and African pattern in her approach to ornamentation.
Collection
Accession Number
C.19-2009

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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