Posted by Jess Knowles, 15 October 2013
I very recently came across Taz Pollard's striking pieces at Heal's Tottenham Court Road store. Pollard is a contemporary ceramicist who makes large sculptural pieces and quirky one-offs. A fascination of traditional ceramics through the ages has heavily influenced her approach to work.
Pollard's brightly glazed Baluster Jugs caught my eye - here Pollard has taken a very simple and iconic form and with the effortless addition of two cable ties, used to secure a rubber handle, has created a piece of art which also functions as a jug.
These stunning pieces are part of Pollard's aptly named 'Cut and Shut' range - the object is comprised of two very different materials with the join purposefully drawing attention to the piece.
"From traditional beginnings my work redefines the value we place on everyday objects making them extraordinary." Taz Pollard