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Sandra Cook
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2018 Department K

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FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Irwin Exhibits:

Friday, August 10, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Irwin Exhibits:

Tuesday, September 4. 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 10: a.m. – 4 p.m.

Clay Arts entries must be kiln-fired and be 100% ceramic ware. Props are not allowed. Entrant may enter one piece in each class. Entries must have finished bottoms; and need to be finished on the inside. Entrant must be the primary creator, designer or decorator of the piece. Entries previously judged are not allowed. Entries that need to be displayed upright, (plates and platters,) must include display stands. Due to display space limitation, we will not accept ceiling or wall hanging submissions.

All divisions are open to all ages. If you are entering as a Junior or Professional, or Group place the appropriate letter on the entry form under sub-category. A professional is someone who sells or instructs. A group is a collaborative project.

SUB-CATEGORIES:

A: Junior, ages 5 and under
B: Junior, ages 6 through 12
C: Junior, ages 13 through 17
P: Professional
G: Group

If sub-category is not specified, entry will be classified as OPEN. Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.

DIVISION 01: CERAMICS (slip poured artwork) LOWFIRE (Cone 04-06)

Class:

  • 01 Acrylics
  • 02 Alaska State Fair Theme
  • “Memories in the Making!”
  • 03 Animal
  • 04 Flower
  • 05 Airbrush
  • 06 Banding
  • 07 Chalk
  • 08 Decals
  • 09 Dry Brushing
  • 10 Glaze, 1 only
  • 11 Glaze, combination (flow together)
  • 12 Glaze, multiple
  • 13 Hand Modeling on cast ceramics
  • 14 Holiday Theme
  • 15 Majolica
  • 16 Screen printing
  • 17 Silkscreen
  • 18 Surface carving, piercing into surface
  • 19 Underglaze for Bisque
  • 20 Underglaze, Opaque
  • 21 Underglaze, Translucent
  • 22 Watercolor
  • 23 Wetbrushing
  • 24 Other

DIVISION 02: GLAZING LOWFIRE / STONEWARE / PORCELAIN (Cone 05-10)

Class:

  • 01 Alaska State Fair Theme “Memories in the Making””
  • 02 Airbrush
  • 03 Crystal
  • 04 Dipping
  • 05 Dripping
  • 06 Glaze combination (flow together)
  • 07 Glaze, single
  • 08 Glaze, multiple
  • 09 Layering
  • 10 Lusters
  • 11 Metallics
  • 12 Obvarra
  • 13 Overglaze
  • 14 Oxide wash
  • 15 Pouring
  • 16 Raku
  • 17 Silkscreen
  • 18 Splatter
  • 19 Underglaze
  • 20 Water color
  • 21 Wood fire
  • 22 Decals
  • 23 Other

DIVISION 03: EMBELLISHMENT

Anything other than Wheel Thrown or Poured

Class:

  • 01 Carving
  • 02 Crackly surface
  • 03 Embossed
  • 04 Engraved
  • 05 Piercing
  • 06 Screen printing
  • 07 Sgraffito
  • 08 Slip trailing
  • 09 Sprigging
  • 10 Other

DIVISION 04: SCULPTURE

Wheel thrown / Hand built

Class:

  • 01 Alaska State Fair Theme “Memories in the Making!”
  • 02 Animal
  • 03 Birds
  • 04 Buildings
  • 05 Figurine
  • 06 Fish
  • 07 Flower
  • 08 Geometric
  • 09 Holiday
  • 10 Jewelry
  • 11 Landscape
  • 12 Masks
  • 13 Novelty
  • 14 Texture
  • 15 Other

DIVISION 05: functional

Wheel thrown / Hand built / Coil built

Class:

  • 01 Bowl 5 – 9”
  • 02 Bowl 10 – 12”
  • 03 Bowl, berry with or without drain plate
  • 04 Bowl, lidded
  • 05 Bowl, with handles
  • 06 Butter dish
  • 07 Candle holder
  • 08 Chip ‘n Dip platter
  • 09 Goblet
  • 10 Mug, 5 – 7” tall
  • 11 Mug, 8” or taller
  • 12 Mug with lid (stein)
  • 13 Oil dispenser
  • 14 Pitcher
  • 15 Plate 6 – 7 “
  • 16 Plate 8 – 10 “
  • 17 Platter 14’ or more
  • 18 Soap dispenser
  • 19 Sponge holder
  • 20 Tea cup w/ saucer
  • 21 Tea pot
  • 22 Tea set
  • 23 Tumbler
  • 24 Utensil Crock
  • 25 Vase
  • 26 Yarn bowl
  • 27 Casserole
  • 28 Other

DIVISION 06: CHINA PAINTING

Must not be under glass

Class:

  • 01 Alaska State Fair Theme “Memories in the Making”
  • 02 Animals
  • 03 Birds
  • 04 Decals
  • 05 Figurine
  • 06 Flowers
  • 07 Holiday
  • 08 Jewelry
  • 09 Landscape
  • 10 Masks
  • 11 Novelty
  • 12 Overglaze, Metallics & Lusters
  • 13 Portrait
  • 14 Other

SPECIAL AWARDS – CLAY ARTS

Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors:

Knik Knack Mud Shack

gift certificates in Division 1 and Best of Show

Just Add Paint

Color Me Mine

Midnight Potter Studio