About Us

Taz Pollard and Nicola Crocker are friends, colleagues and business professionals working and living in North Devon. Brought together through their love of clay, they set up North Devon Ceramics Academy & Studio (NDcaas) in 2015 in South Molton. With over 30 years experience between them they offer a wide range of services to suit all abilities.

Taz Pollard
Technical Director

Taz is an award winning contemporary Ceramic Designer with a growing reputation for her 21st Century take on iconic pottery.

Her work combines the new and old, with bold colour splashes on traditional forms and modern twists such as splashes of bright glaze and rubber handles.
Winner of the prestigious One Year On at New Designers, Taz’s work is summed up as ‘ceramics with attitude’

An experienced teacher at Degree level, Taz is well placed to teach all abilities and techniques.

Nicola Crocker
Director of Operations

Nicola makes a range of work inspired by the North Devon coastline and landscape. Her creative instincts along with distinctive glass like glazes give an eye catching appeal to her work.

Sculptural pieces for the garden have been exhibited nationally, as well as small batch production pieces for galleries.

As well as having a Ceramics Degree, Nicola has been a business administrator and Secretary for the Westcountry Potters Association. Her experience and organisational skills make sure that things run smoothly at the studio.