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Arts and Crafts - Plaster Project

January 16, 2019

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Superintendents - Ethan Chitty 237-6417

Kenya Ferrand 765-301-0645

MANUAL – NONE – Arts & Crafts Record Sheet required. (See link below.)

4-H CRAFT CARD – 4-H - 618A – W – Attach to ALL CRAFT projects with description of work completed on the project. (See link below.)

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. Record sheets must be completed and entered in Green Folder.

2. Ceramic molds need not be exhibited.

3. Paint-by-number kits are not acceptable in Painting & Drawing.

4. Pictures or wall hangings must be ready for hanging to be considered for Champion or Reserve Champion. Examples of ready for hanging include: saw tooth hanger, triangle, wire, etc.

5. A craft exhibit with more than one article and titled a "set" must meet the following requirements: a "set" will be two or more items obviously together, matching or coordinated in design.

6. During check-in on the day of judging a special name sign will be provided to you for the item while it is on display at the fairgrounds.

7. Projects entered after judging has begun will be considered LATE but will be judged. It will not be considered for Champion or Reserve Champion. Projects received after that project category judging is completed will receive only a green participation ribbon.

8. Projects are to be completed by grade level. Grade level is determined as of February 1. If you are repeating a grade you must enroll in the grade you are in as of February 1.

9. After signing up for your Arts & Craft projects you may not change your project choices past the official drop/add deadline (May 1). Example: if you sign up for Painting & Drawing, you stay in Painting & Drawing. Each 4-Her may only take a maximum of TWO Arts & Crafts projects.

10. All projects are not to exceed a maximum size of 36" x 36" x 36". Anything larger will not be eligible for Champion or Reserve Champion.

11. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.

 

POTTERY– FREE FORM

 

All Divisions: A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project. If multiple pieces make up the exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached to the exhibit so the total exhibit can properly be displayed. For safety purposes any craft exhibit that resembles a sword, knife, or look-a-like weapon will be judged but will not be displayed.

 

Grade 3 – Create and Exhibit a slab tile 4” square using low fireclay. The tile will be embellished with pressed textures and designs. The tile must also be glazed; more than one color may be used. First and last names are to be incised on the back. Felt, cork, or similar pads should be adhered to the back to prevent the piece from scratching. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 4 – Create and Exhibit a simple pinch pot with uniform walls no thicker than ½” thick using low fire clay. Inner and outer surfaces must be glazed. Attention will focus on shape, evenness of thickness and precise glaze lines at bottom of pot. More than one color of glaze may be used. First and last names are to be incised on the bottom of the pot. Felt, cork, or similar pads should be adhered to the bottom of the piece to prevent scratching. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 5 – Create and Exhibit a simple coil pot using low fire clay. Coils will be uniform in thickness and attention will be given to good joining techniques as well as shape and overall aesthetics of the pot. More than one color of glaze may be used. First and last names are to be incised into the bottom of the pot. Felt, cork, or similar pads should be adhered to the bottom of the piece to prevent scratching. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 6 – Create and Exhibit a slab constructed wall pocket using low fire clay. Slabs will be no thicker than ½”. Front surface will be decorated by incising or adding on details made of clay. All surfaces but the back must be glazed. More than one color of glaze may be used. First and last names should be incised into the bottom of the pot. Felt, cork, or similar pads should be adhered to the bottom of the piece to prevent scratching. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 7 – Create and Exhibit a carved cylindrical candle holder using the slab method of construction using low fire clay. The shape and size of your piece is up to you. All previous skills will be consistent with previous requirements for each type of construction. The piece must be glazed. First and last names are to be incised into the bottom of the piece. Felt, cork, or similar pads should be adhered to the bottom of the piece to prevent scratching. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 8 – Create and Exhibit a human or angel figure using coil, pinch, and slab construction from stoneware clay. The piece must be hollow. Full glazing of the piece is not required. First and last names should be incised into the bottom of the piece. Felt, cork, or similar pads should be adhered to the bottom of the piece to prevent scratching. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 9 – Create and Exhibit a lidded box using the slab construction method out of stoneware clay. The lid must be flanged to fit inside the bottom. Glazing is optional. First and last names should be incised into the bottom of the piece. Felt, cork, or similar pads should be adhered to the bottom of the piece to prevent scratching. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 10 – Create and Exhibit an organic creature birdhouse using the slab method around a balloon. Walls should be uniform in thickness. Piece must measure at least 8” in diameter. Glaze the piece using at least 3 colors. First and last names should be incised into the bottom of the piece. Pads are optional if use will be outdoors. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 11 – Create and Exhibit an architectural bird/fairy house using slab, coil, and pinch construction. Walls must be uniform in thickness. Piece must be at least 8” tall, glazing is required. First and last names should be incised into the bottom of the piece. Pads are optional if use will be outdoors. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

Grade 12 – Create and Exhibit a lidded teapot and cup using any or all of the construction methods learned so far. The cup and pot will have pulled handles. Creativity and imagination are encouraged. The piece may be traditional or whimsical in nature. First and last names should be incised into the bottom of both pieces. Pads are not required. A 4-H Craft Information Card (4-H 618a-W) MUST accompany your exhibit so the judge knows what techniques you used to complete your project.

 

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