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Arts and Crafts: Greenware Ceramics

October 30, 2015

General Rules:

Crafts will be judged by grades.

  1.  A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected for each grade in each craft if the judge feels there is an article of enough merit to deserve the honor. State Fair entries will be determined by the judges. Champions and Reserve Champions will be selected from the honor group.
  2. Members may exhibit in more than one craft project (example: 1 exhibit in freelance, 1 exhibit in models).
  1. All items must be complete and ready for use; if a picture, it must be ready for hanging; needlecraft projects are to be ready for intended use; all other crafts are to be finished as required.
  2. Each year should be a new learning experience, therefore, more difficult exhibits should be made each year.
  3. Needlework may be placed in clear plastic bag for display.
  4. A pair or set is considered one article, i.e. mittens, slippers, salt and pepper shakers, pitcher and bowl, tablecloth and/or napkins.
  5. Projects not meeting division requirements will be lowered one ribbon grade.
  6. All crafts must have a 4-H Craft Information Card attached to the project.
  7. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can be properly displayed.
  8. For safety purposes, any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or a look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.

 Attach a completed 4-H Craft Information Card to your project.

(Grade 3)

  1. Learn basic terms for greenware provided on   General Information page.
  2. Learn to select quality greenware.
  3. Learn to clean and sponge greenware correctly.
  4. Learn to use common ceramic terms.
  5. Learn to use glaze in ceramics.
  6. Learn to use underglaze in ceramics.
  7. May use chalks using 3 or more colors.

Exhibit: Exhibit a simple article made from greenware using no more than 1 color of glaze (clear will be considered a color). May use underglaze for eyes and nose, clear over eyes and nose. Area where underglazes are used will not be counted in judging. Ideas which may be used include: Jewelry boxes, simple figurines, spoon holders, etc.  

 (Grade 4)

  1. Learn basic terms for greenware provided on General Information page.
  2. Learn to select quality greenware.
  3. Learn to clean and sponge greenware correctly.
  4. Learn to use common ceramic terms.
  5. Learn to use glaze in ceramics
  6. Continue to use underglaze techniques.
  7. May use chalks using 3 or more colors.

Exhibit: Exhibit a simple article made from greenware using up to 3 colors of glaze (clear will be considered a color). Underglaze paints may be used for added color in this division. Underglaze paints will not be counted as a glaze.

 (Grade 5)

  1. Learn the common terms in stains.
  2. Learn to use stains as a finish.

 Exhibit: Exhibit an article made from greenware using water base opaque stains.

 (Grades 6-7)

  1. Learn more about stains used in grades 6&7.
  2. Learn about antiquing with translucent and opaque stains.
  3. Learn different methods of applying stains such as dry brushing, stippling, etc.
  4. May use chalks using 3 or more colors.

Exhibit: Exhibit an article made from greenware using one or more of the requirements listed above.

(Grades 8-9)

  1.  Develop skills in underglaze or glaze techniques.
  2. Learn about antiquing with underglaze.
  3. Learn how to decorate with fired decals.
  4. Learn about glazing using crystals.
  5. Learn how to apply designs with underglaze.
  6. May use chalks using 3 or more colors.

 Exhibit: Exhibit item must be different from past years, and should be an example of what you have learned.

(Grades 10-11-12)

  1. Choose and develop skills in one or more advanced techniques.
  2. Learn techniques of air brushing.
  3. Learn techniques of porcelain, china painting, and glass colors.
  4. Learn techniques in stoneware.
  5. Learn how to use metallic finishes on glazed pieces.
  6. Develop your skills in the use of stains and applying designs.
  7. May use chalks using 3 or more colors.

Exhibit: Exhibit item must be different from past years, and should be an example of what you have learned.

 

 

 

 

 

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