Music of the Spheres, Series 1 by Halima Cassell

This set of three carved spheres introduces a new phase in Cassell’s work in clay, moving from functional works such as pots to the purely sculptural.


Stoneware and terracotta
1) Diameter: 38 cm; 2) Diameter: 30.5 cm; 3) Diameter: 22.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,000 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
The artist

Cassell’s work entails a constant pushing at materials’ limitations, and this series is no different. Although they are hollow, the spheres are carved out of brick clay in places six or seven inches thick – far thicker than is normally considered possible. The title refers to the notion of separate celestial bodies existing in a form of harmon,y and order and the relationships between the three spheres is central to the work. The sculptures will add to Leeds collection of leading studio ceramic artists and enable them to explore the interaction between sculpture and contemporary craft.


The artist.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 3786005

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Monday: Closed
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Sun: 11am – 3pm

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