• Update May 8

     

    Ceramics Design Challenge

    Unfortunately, we are out of the classroom through the end of the year. We will not be able to create any finalized ceramic pieces. The rest of the year will focus on a series of ceramic-based design challenges. In any design, function and ascetics go hand and hand. You want your stuff to look good and work well. You will have a week to complete each design. All materials are to be turned in on Fridays or before. Each submitted challenge should include detail finalized drawing/drawings of the product, a written explanation about the product and how it meets the challenge, and any preliminary work you completed along the way (research, preliminary sketches, abandoned ideas, lists…) Submit your work by uploading it the corresponding challenge week tab in OneNote under your name. You do not need to share anything with me when using OneNote. I will check them each Monday and pick a winner. Grades will be assessed by checklist. If you turn in each part, you get the points.

    Grading Checklist

    Detailed final drawing (2 pts) ____

    Preliminary Work (1 pts) _____

    Written explanation (1 pts)____

     

    Week 1 (4/27-5/1) Winner Benjamin Roudenbush

    Design one place setting (1 plate, 1 bowl, and 1 cup minimum) for the year 3030. What will the life be like in 3030? What dinnerware needs will society have? How will you create an aseptically pleasing dinnerware set to meet these needs?

     

    Week 2 (5/4-5/8) Winner Sarah Walker

    Design an indoor herb garden plater what can hold up to 6 different herbs in one plater. Herbs spread like crazy. How will you keep them from overtaking each other, all receive water and sunlight, and still make people want to display it in their house?

     

    Week 3 (5/11-5/15)

    Design a vase to be used only for a specific flower. Select a species of flower and design a vase that will suit all its needs as well as complement its color and form.

     

    Wildcard (you can use a wildcard to replace any of the weeks that you are stuck on or just are not that into. For example, if you hate flowers and vases, you could so a wild card challenge instead for that week.)

    Design the ultimate survival cup. I survival situations it is very important that what few items you have can do many things. Design a cup that can be used for at least 5 things besides holding liquid. Remember there are ceramic designs so you will not be able to make a folding knife in the handle or use it as a hammer.

     Design a set of four stackable cups that look good by themselves as well as stacked.

     

    Tea Set Design

    Due April 24, 2020

     

    Design a tea set consisting on of 4 cups, 4 saucers, 1 pot, and a sugar bowl based on a specific time period/culture adding your own twist.

     

    Project Steps

    1. Research tea sets from around the world as well as historic vessels. Topics to search may include "tea sets from around the world". China, Japan, England, India and even places like Argentina have rich tea traditions. Greek and Roman vessels might be a good place to start if you want to look at something more historic. Greek animal rhytons are particularly fun.

     

    2. Answer the following questions about your selected time period/culture in OneNote under your name in the tab Tea Set.

              1. What is the time period/culture you selected?

              2. What made you choose this period?

              3. What aspects of you of your design will be based on the selected period/culture? Why? (the handle design, the form of the cups, the decritive aspects...)

              4. What aspects are you going to change? Why?

              5. Post 3 example images that best demonstrate your period/culture.

     

    3. Create 5 thumbnail sketches for your cups, 5 for your saucers, 5 for your tea pot, 5 for your sugar bowl totaling 20 thumbnail sketches.

    4. Photograph your work and posted in OneNote under you name in the Tea Set tab.

    5. On 12x18 paper (the one you took home before social distancing. If you do not have it email me and let me know) draw everything in your tea set as if it was set the table together for an ad. That means I should see 5 cups, 5 saucers, 1 teapot, and 1 sugar bowl all together. Overlapping objects is highly encouraged in this. I'm looking for you to "sell" me on this design. If I was flipping through a catalog and I was in the market for a new tea set, convince me that yours is best with this drawing. If your cups are symmetric in design, make them symmetrical in you drawing. If your pot is twice as tall as you cups, than make you pot twice as tall in your drawing. Think about scale a volume. Will you teapot fill all 4 cups? How do you want you cups to line up with you saucers? How much edge will stick out? How is the placement of the handle on your teapot going to effect the way tea pours out the spout? Do all the pieces look like a set? What elements are carried over from piece to piece? Wow! There is a lot to think about.

    6. Once your final drawing is finished and perfect in every way, photograph it and post it on OneNote under your name in the Tea Set tab.

     

    Final Drawing Rubric

    Category  

    Evidence toward  

    4  

    3  

    2  

    1  

    0  

    Visual Representation  

    1PR  

    Complete control of composition, meaning and medium is demonstrated   

    Complete Control over two of the following composition, meaning or medium   

    Complete Control over one of the following composition, meaning or medium   

    Limited control over composition, meaning or medium is demonstrated   

    No control is demonstrated  

    Techniques 

    2PR  

    Demonstrates all of the following to a high degree of skill: Depth, illusion of form, proportions objects, quality line work, effective use of space, intentional shapes, refined details

    Demonstrates all of the following: Depth, illusion of form, proportions objects, quality line work, effective use of space, intentional shapes, refined details

    Demonstrates 2-4 of the following: Depth, illusion of form, proportions objects, quality line work, effective use of space, intentional shapes, refined details

    Demonstrates 1 of the following: Depth, illusion of form, proportions objects, quality line work, effective use of space, intentional shapes, refined details

    No techniques were attempted   

    Prep Work  

    3PR  

    All of the following prep items were completed:  

    Historical/Cultural questions, influence images, 20 thumbnail sketch  

    3 of the following prep items were completed including thumbnail sketches:  

     Historical/Cultural questions, influence images, 20 thumbnail sketch  

    2 of the following prep items were completed:   

     Historical/Cultural questions, influence images, 20 thumbnail sketch  

    1 of the following prep work items was completed:  

     Historical/Cultural questions, influence images, 20 thumbnail sketch  

    No prep was attempted   

    Craftsmanship  

    4PR  

    No blemishes are apparent   

    1-2 blemishes are apparent   

    3-4 blemishes are apparent  

    5-6 blemishes are apparent   

    7 or more blemishes are apparent   

    Meaning  

    6PR  

    The visual symbols in the work fully and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement with a high degree of skill and sophistication.  

    The visual symbols in the work fully and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement 

    The visual symbols in the work mostly and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement 

    The visual symbols in the work somewhat and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement 

      

    The creation of meaning was not attempted