Majolica Glazing

Checklist for completing assignment:
o Majolica bowls
o Notes in sketchbook
o This assessment

You were asked to use the majolica glazing technique on your thrown bowls. This was done after you had researched a range of majolica from around the world and done planning in your sketchbook. One design was to use “traditional” imagery and radial technique. The other was to be more freeform—unless you chose to do another traditional one.

Creative Problem Solving Skills

Exceeds the Standard
• Your design ideas are very unique and clearly show you have pushed yourself.
• The drawing(s) in your sketchbook provide evidence that you thoroughly and thoughtfully planned the decorative scheme of these pieces.
• There is a clear relationship between the designs on the outside and those on the inside.
• If you used a repeating design, the spacing is very regular, demonstrating very careful planning and use of radial design.
• The glaze has been smoothly applied.
• You have given very good attention to all parts of your bowl.
• The color scheme of your bowl shows thought and harmony.

Meets the Standard
• Your design ideas are unique.
• The drawing(s) in your sketchbook provide evidence that you planned the decorative scheme of this piece.
• There is a relationship between the designs on the outside and those on the inside.
• If you used a repeating design, the spacing is regular, demonstrating planning and use of radial design.
• There is some unevenness in the glazing application, but it does not interfere with the overall impact.
• You have given attention to all parts of your bowl.

Partially Meets the Standard
• Your designs do not clearly show you have pushed yourself in all aspects of this project.
• The drawing(s) in your sketchbook are either absent or do not provide sufficient evidence that you planned the decorative scheme of this piece.
• There is not a clear relationship between the designs on the outside and those on the inside.
• If you used a radial design, the spacing is irregular, and does not demonstrate proper planning.
• There is unevenness in the glazing application.
• You have given uneven attention to all parts of your bowl.

Does Not Meet the Standard
• This project does not meet the criteria of the project; it is incomplete.


Reasoning/Thinking

Please answer the following questions in at least 3 sentences.



1. Please note on the rubric how you think you did on Creative Problem Solving Skills and write why you deserve this.


2. In this clay project you were asked to look at majolica pieces from around the world and from different historical eras. How did looking at those affect how you constructed your own?



3. Please find another student’s work, describe it, and comment on why the piece intrigues you.