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GCSE

Art & Design


Project 1:
Your work will be marked on how well you:
Record observations and ideas (AO3)
Analyse and evaluate images/artists work (AO1)
Develop & explore ideas using a range of materials & techniques (AO2)
Review, modify and refine (AO2)
Produce a personal finished final piece (AO4)
Make connections with the work of your chosen artist(s) (AO4)

Sea Life

GCSE Art and Design Project 1


Theme: Sea Life
As a ceramicist you have been asked to contribute work for sale in a new
contemporary craft shop. You are to design a contemporary decorative ceramic
vessel/object inspired by sea life.

Preparation work:
Visual Research (AO1 and AO3)
Researching and recording shapes, forms, patterns and colour of sea life
creatures

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:


Fiil one sheet with tonal drawings of a variety of sea
life objects that incorporate a range of different shapes,
forms and patterns.
Make four-six colour studies of sections of sea life
creatures, concentrating on recording pattern, texture
and colour. Use each of the following media at once:
Watercolour, pencil crayon, oil pastel, powder paint.
Add keywords that reflect the range of different
colours, shapes, patterns and textures of the sea life
objects in a decorative and visually interesting way.
Artist Research and Media Experiments (AO1 and AO2)
Research Kate Malones work and experiment with ceramic techniques.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:


Produce a research sheet on the work of Kate
Malone. Your sheet must include:
Written information about the artist and her work
3 x drawing studies (in colour) of examples of her
work
Found or drawn close up sections of her work
Decorative keywords
Experiment with clay techniques. Produce 3
practice tiles in clay using all of the following techniques:
Impressing:
drawing/pressing objects into the
surface of the clay
Applying: Building on to the surface of the clay
using extruded and hand shaped clay
Combination of both techniques

Produce a research sheet that explores a variety of


ceramic
objects
old
and
new/traditional
and
contemporary. You sheet will include:
A collection of thumbnail images of ceramic objects
At least 5 tonal drawings of ceramic vessels
Decorative
keywords
that
describe
the
characteristics of a variety of ceramic objects
Experiment with glazing techniques. Explore
different finishes to add colour to your practice tiles using
the following techniques:
Oxiding
Underglaze
Clear and coloured glazes
Development of Ideas (AO1, AO2 and AO3)

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:


Develop at least six initial designs for a ceramic
vessel based of your studies of sea life and Kate
Malone. Add colour to each of your designs and
annotate each design explaining how your idea is
inspired by sea life and Kate Malones work.
Develop a final design for your sea life object/vessel
made up of your favourite/most successful elements of
your initial designs. Your final design sheet must
incorporate the following:
A drawing of your idea from more than one
viewpoint
Annotation to describe how you have been inspired
by Kate Malone and sea life
A step by step making plan
Develop another final design sheet showing colour
experiments/ideas which includes:
Adding your final colour choice to a copy of your
final design in pencil crayon
Explanations for your final colour decisions and
how they relate to Kate Malones work and sea life
A plan of how you are going to finish/add colour to
your vessel and which techniques you are going to

use
Using your knowledge of sea life and the work of Kate Malone to develop ideas
for an original ceramic object/vessel

Idea Development (AO1, AO2, AO3 and AO4)


Make your ceramic vessel/object, modify and refine work during the making
process. Evaluate your success.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:


Use your skills and knowledge to create your ceramic
vessel object as you have designed it.
Finish/glaze your ceramic vessel/object as you have
planned.
Produce a detailed evaluation of your outcome. Your
evaluation page must include:
Pictures of your final vessel/object
A written evaluation that discusses the final structure
and finish of your object, what you changed whilst
making your object and why. Are your inspirations
clear?
Pictures of sea life creatures/objects and Kate
Malones work that show links to your work.