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Local artist shortlisted for COADG bursary

PUBLISHED: 08:54 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 08:55 26 November 2013

Local artist Taz Pollard has been shortlisted for a bursary

Local artist Taz Pollard has been shortlisted for a bursary

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Local artist Taz Pollard has been shortlisted for the Confessions of a Design Geek bursary.

Taz, a ceramic artist from North Devon, has been selected for the bursary, which holds prizes worth over £10,000, just one year after completing her MA in ceramics at Bath Spa University.

Since graduating, Taz was a finalist for the Broomhill National Sculpture prize, as well as gaining a place in the top three at New Designers, and her work was also spotted by Heals where her line sold out within one month.

Following the completion of her BA in ceramics in 2001, Taz exhibited her work before going travelling, getting married and having two children. Her love and passion for creating ceramics was reignited during her latest studies, Taz says “I really discovered who I was as an artist through my MA”

Taz’s work is utilitarian, traditional ware, with much of her inspiration coming from local Tudor pottery. This is mostly reflected in the shapes she creates. However, she does like to combine these Tudor shapes with modern elements, and particularly likes the idea of things being imperfect.

The local artist hand crafts all her pieces in her home studio which is located on the edge of Exmoor.

You can vote for Taz here, voting closes 27 November.

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