GCSE: Assessment ObjectivesAO1: RESEARCH – IMAGES & ARTISTSDevelop your ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources,demonstrating analytical and cultural understanding.AO2: EXPERIMENTS WITH MEDIARefine your ideas through experimenting and selecting appropriate resources, media,materials, techniques and processes.AO3: IDEAS, OBSERVATIONAL DRAWINGS & EXPLANATIONSRecord ideas, observations and insights relevant to your intentions in visual and/orother forms.AO4: FINAL IDEA & FINAL PIECE, LINKS WITH ARTISTSPresent a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical andcritical understanding, realising intentions and making connections between visual orother elements.
Artist research – A01Create at least a double page ofArtist research. You must look atLEAST two artists for inspiration.These pages should include thefollowing…-Images of the Artists work-Relevant facts about the Artist-Your opinions on the Artists work-A transcription of their work
Peter Randall-Page 1954 - PresentPeter Randall-Page is an extraordinary British sculptor and visual artist whose connection tonature began in the Sussex countryside. For Randall-Page, organic forms are places to begin,shapes that push the artist to explore his own response to them. Three Fruit , Kilkenny limestone, 1986
Alice R Ballard 1945 - Present http://aliceballard.com/index.htmlAlice R Ballard works as a ceramicistbased in Greenville, South Carolina.‘My art is a reflection of my relationshipwith natural forms. It is often themetamorphosis of Natures forms, asthey change from season to season, thatattracts me to that universal world inwhich differing life forms share similarqualities.’ ‘Pods’
Lucy Unwin Lucy Unwin was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and grew up and was educatued in East Anglia. She studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art graduating in 2006 with a BA in Fine Art Sculpture. Since graduation she has continued to develop her work in both metal and stone, working towards exhibitions as well as working to commission. She is now working in a studio in the inspirational Cotswolds countryside.Esqueleto IIOriginalAlabaster36cm x 25cm x SnettishamOriginalCararra Marble28cm x25cm 55cm x 28cm
Anne Goldman Anne Goldman has been involved in ceramics for over twenty years."Nature is so perfect. Its just all there -- the Her work is representedformations, the caves, bones & stones. What I extensively in galleries, museumsattempt to express is my love and reverence and private collections throughoutfor the beauty of this earth. Clay is my the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and haslanguage." -- Anne been featured in numerous one- woman shows. Coastal Rock Vase
"While hiking in Havasu Canyon,an offshoot of the GrandCanyon, it began to rain heavily.Water poured over the walls ofthe canyon, very beautiful tosee. This gave me the idea forthis particular texture."
Carol AllemanCarol’s artistic inclinationcombines her ability totransform emotion into wordand object through her owncuriosity, love of nature andlife experience. The commonthread, both in the approachand work itself, directs hermystical life journey. Sheexhibits across North Americawhile realizing an internationalcollector base. Her work isgreatly appreciated by a highlydiverse base of collectors:especially those with a love ofTiffany, Art Nouveau, Arts andCrafts, Traditional, Asian andeven Contemporary design. Carol Alleman, Transitions II, Cast Bronze Edition of 12, 42" x 25"
Carol Alleman AZ TrilliumCast Bronze, editionof 1116 x 5.5
Charlotte HupfieldI create handmade individual one-off pieces that arepredominately made in stoneware, which are influenced by thedecorative and colourful elements of the landscape. I amcurrently based in Northamptonshire and my work ranges fromcollections of vases, bowls, sculptural vessels, clocks, coasters,wall plaques and magnets. My main construction method is handbuilding. Decorative details include adding tiny flecks of glass orchunks of leather-hard clay into the surface when the clay is soft,as well as painting decorative coloured slips onto my ownhandmade textured printing blocks, which I then roll onto sheetsof clay before using to construct forms.
Dale ChihulyChihuly was born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. Hewas introduced to glass while studying interior designat the University of Washington. After graduating in1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in thecountry, at the University of Wisconsin. He continuedhis studies at the Rhode Island School of Design(RISD), where he later established the glass programand taught for more than a decade.Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-knownseries of works, among them Cylinders and Baskets inthe 1970s; Seaforms, Macchia, Venetians, andPersians in the 1980s; Niijima Floats and Chandeliersin the 1990s; and Fiori in the 2000s. His website … http://www.chihuly.com/home.aspx
Ikuko Iwamoto “I make exquisite cups and other objects for a bizarre tea ceremony. They suggest the everyday, the ordinary, but are in fact extra-ordinary. They are the vehicle to make visible an invisible,Ikuko is especially curious about microscopic world. A world of intricacy and detail,invisible things such as sounds, of mathematical pattern and organic chaos, ofmusic and the microscopic world beauty and repulsion.”– cells, genes and organic forms.Her functional pieces are stillinfluenced by her ceramicsculpture forms and this is whatcustomers find most appealing –the handmade quality of herwork, where every little detail isindividually crafted. Thismeticuolous level of detail alsoseems curiously appropriate fora subject matter that includesthe tiniest of sea creatures andthe minutest of micro-organisms. Ikuko expalins, “I liketo make invisible things visible”.
Clare Twomey The themes of Clares work are influenced by observations of human interaction and political behaviour. The bodies of work can have varying themes. Clare continues to develop work, which pursues her interest in space, architectural interventions and the gallery as destination.Installation at V&A comprising 4000 birdsmade from Wedgwood Jasper Blue clay whichflooded the Cast Courts over a temporaryperiod and could be taken away by audiences.
Kate Malone 1959 - PresentKate Malone was born in London; she studied at BristolPolytechnic and the Royal College of Art. After graduatingshe set up a studio in London and has recently acquired astudio in the country. Malone is concerned with organicforms and her work is strongly sculptural. Her pots takeon the forms of vessels and although her works look asthough they should function, that is not their primemotivation for Malone sees herself as a maker ofdecorative objects. Malones shapes - gourds, pumpkins,pineapples and the like - are drawn from nature andcelebrate fecundity. She works with T material clay whichis more often associated with industrial ceramics; thismaterial is white and renders her glazes bright. She has anumber of basic forms which begin as a coiled piece andare then, as she describes, "dressed, like people wearingdifferent coats" with additions of press moulds andmodelling on the surface. Malone uses a bright andvibrant palette that gives her works a strong visualimpact. The interior glazes are applied with a slip trailerand swilled around, and the exterior painted with bigbrushes.
Hitomi HosonoHitomi wanted to remind people of the origins of tea and the cultural connections withthe Far East that have been created over 400 years of tea-drinking in Europe. These linksare now often forgotten or taken for granted.Hitomi’s unique sprig technique wasdeveloped while she studied collections at the Wedgwood factory in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent in 2009 just before the company folded. Ironically, the collapse of the Britishceramics industry is largely due to the cheaper costs of manufacturing in China.Imagefrom Teatopia, Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery 1 July – 24 October 2010To the right Hosonoinstalling her newcommission forTeatopia
Nuala ODonovanPinecone Series Porcelain, high-fired and unglazed. Date 2007,2008, 2009.This work in this seriesis based on a pattern found in apinecone. It uses thecharacteristics of fractal forms innature by multiplying the patternand form within the overallfinished piece.
Andy Goldsworthy (1956 − ) SWEET CHESTNUT LEAF HORN1987
Yayoi Kusama 1929 - presentKusama is a Japanese Americanartist who works in a wide varietyof media and techniques – prints,sculptures and installations.Her starting point is often naturalform.
Steve Royston-Brown These works are a combination of two-dimensional printmaking and the physical form. ‘Taxonomy - After Haeckel I & II’ These pieces look similar to corals and shells. ‘Taxonomy - After Haeckel III’
Different types ofPencilsOn pencils the H stands forhard and B stands forblack. H pencils, becausethey are hard, leave lessgraphite on the paper, soare lighter. B pencils aresofter, so leave moregraphite on the paper, andso are darker.HB is right in the middleand the most commonlyused pencil.
Shade and ToneShade and Tone are thedark and light sections of adrawing. They help theimage look realistic byrecognising where the lighthits and where the shadowsare on an object. Dark………………………………to………………………………..Light
Mark-makingMark-making is theexpression we useto describe theprocess ofapplying pencil topaper.Controlling andexploring thepossibilities of themark is animportant step indeveloping as anartist.
Observational Drawing – A03Create at LEAST a double page in yoursketchbook of observational drawings ofNatural Forms. Choose a variety ofobjects for these pages to help you startthinking about ideas for your sculpture.Materials: tonal pencils, biro, fine linerTitle: ‘Natural Form Sculpture Project –Observational Drawing’For extra marks create a page ofphotographs you have taken of NaturalForm objects.