Halima was born in Kashmir and was raised in the North West of England. True to her own biography, Halima’s work explores the universal; patterns, shapes and ideas that are found throughout the natural and manmade worlds, in biology and geometry. A single piece can bring to mind the grace and simplicity of a pure architectural form such as a gothic arch or the latent potency of a germinating seed.
Whether it is working with natural materials such as marble and stone or manmade such as fired clay and jesmonite, Halima’s work draws upon our common experience and understanding of our place in the world. Rightly, Halima is a leading artist of her generation who is recognised throughout the world for her skill as an artist and craftsman.