Aesthetic Emphasis Assessment

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Checklist for Completing Assignment:
o Clay work
o Project notes in sketchbook (you MUST have both your form’s planning sketch and your notes on glazing designs, as well as evidence, documentation and source of inspiration)
o This sheet (assessment), filled out, both sides, name on it!

Technical Skills


Exceeds the Standard
• All required information is present, complete and done with high quality.
• Care, control, and quality in both the forming and finishing techniques are consistent and excellent quality.
• The form is very well constructed and is without crumbs or unintentional cracks.
• The surface has been addressed with complete attention and complements the form.
• There has been great attention to end details.
• Your name is very neatly put on the bottom of your piece.

Meets the Standard
• All required information is present.
• Forming and finishing techniques are consistent and good quality.
• Some crumbs / small cracks may be present, but do not interfere with the overall impact.
• The surface has been addressed with good attention and works with the form.
• There has been good attention to end details.
• Your name is on the bottom.

Partially Meets the Standard
• Some of the required information is either missing or not complete.
• There are problems with the craftsmanship of constructing and finishing techniques of this piece.
• Crumbs and cracks take away from the visual impact and/or are distracting.
• Work lacks attention to detail.

Does Not Meet the Standard
• The work is not complete and/or does not meet the criteria of the project.
• Much of the required information is missing or incomplete.

Creative Problem-Solving Skills


Exceeds the Standard
• This Aesthetic Emphasis piece is especially creative with regards to meeting required expectations (has a form that emphasizes your aesthetic word of choice, which is: _)
• Outstanding, unique, and original approach to the assignment is communicated clearly.
• Both the form and surface decoration demonstrates very careful planning to emphasize your aesthetic word.

Meets the Standard
• Meets all required expectations (has a form that clearly emphasizes your aesthetic word of choice, which is: ___)
• Your form and surface decoration have been planned.
• A good connection to the assignment is apparent.

Partially Meets the Standard
• There are some problems with communicating the criteria of the assignment; there is little connection to the assignment.
• Some of the required information is missing and/or not communicated clearly.

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

Reasoning / Thinking


1) Are you happy with your work on your Aesthetic Emphasis piece? Describe in three-four complete sentences WHY you feel you deserve each of the above Standards. Please be honest with yourself and your work. Identifying areas that might need improvement is part of the learning process.
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2) Explain in three-four complete sentences what aesthetic term you were emphasizing with this work and how you did that. (This might include what more you could have done to be even more clear.) Please draw a thumbnail sketch of your piece:
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3) Please find another student’s Aesthetic Emphasis work that you find successful and explain in three-four complete sentences why you think it works. Please draw a thumbnail sketch of the work:
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