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Unit: 1. Introduction to Artisanship from a local perspective


Learning Outcome: ​1. I know the development of local artisanship.

1.  I can identify the traditions in local artisan disciplines.
Traditions in artisan disciplines:
-Pottery/ceramic: e.g. Earthenware pottery, mosaic, Maltese tiles;

-Wood/plant based: e.g. Maltese clock, marquetry, qoffa;
-Jewellery/beadwork: e.g. Filigree, enamelling, ganutell;
-Stonework; e.g. Stone carving, Masonry, ħitan tas-sejjieħ;
-Glassware: e.g. Glass blowing, stained glass, lamp work;
-Clothing/textiles: e.g. Bizzilla, rakkmu, hansa;
-Metalwork: e.g. Wrought iron work, repousse/chasing, engraving;
-Parchment/paper: e.g. Quilling/paper filigree, parchment crafts, embossing.
2.  I can outline the development of local artisanship from origins to modern day.
Developments in local history: e.g:-Pottery/ceramic: e.g. dating from Megalithic period;
-Wood/plant-based: e.g. dating from 16th century;
-Jewellery/beadwork: e.g. dating from 16th century;
-Stonework: e.g. dating from Megalithic period;
-Glassware: e.g. dating from 1968
-Clothing/textiles: e.g. dating from 16th century;
-Metalwork: e.g. dating from 16th century;
-Parchment/paper: e.g. dating from 16th century.
1. I can explain the reasons why local artisanship has developed over time.
Reasons: equipment; technologies; materials; production; processes; time and cost; final outcome and quality; environment; economy; sustainability.

Learning Outcome: ​2. I know local Artisan industries and careers.

3. I can outline the different local artisan industries and products.
Industry Products:-Pottery/ceramics: Ceramic household products and decorative items; tiles;
-Wood/plant-based: Home furnishings; restoration;
-Jewellery/beadwork: Costume and fine jewellery; decorative accessories;
-Stonework: Homes and garden products; building and masonry;
-Glasswork: Household products and decorative items; stained glass windows;
-Clothing/textiles: Soft furnishings; clothing and accessories;
-Metalwork: Precious metal decorative products and jewellery; wrought iron furniture and railings;
-Parchment/paper: Books; stationery. 
4.  I can identify local entrepreneurs in different artisan fields.
Entrepreneurs in artisan fields: e.g
Artist and designers;
-Carpenters and sculptors;
-Stone mason and sculptors;
-Glass designers and artists;
-Fashion, textiles and accessories designers;
-Metal workers and artists;
Book binders and paper crafters. 
2. I can discuss what local artisans need for a sustainable future.
Needs: Research on consumer demand; amount and type of supplies; processing costs; consumption; time; use of material; tools; equipment; technologies; sustainable outlook; impact on local economy; impact on environment.

Learning Outcome: 3. I know local Artisanship techniques, materials and equipment.

5. I can describe the local artisan production techniques.
-Pottery/ceramics: e.g. Coiling, slab building, glazing;

-Wood/plant-based: e.g. Carving, inlay, basket weaving;
-Jewellery/beadwork: e.g. Enamelling, filigree, ganutell;
-Stonework: e.g. Carving, roughing out/pitching, drilling;
-Glasswork: e.g. Etching, stained glass, glass painting;
-Clothing/Textiles: e.g. Weaving, hansa, applique;
-Metalwork: e.g. Repousse/chasing, engraving, soldering/brazing;
Parchment/paper: e.g. Quilling, embossing, book binding.
6. I can identify the materials used in different artisan disciplines.
Materials used in artisan disciplines:
-Pottery/ceramics: e.g. Clays, earthenware, terracotta, porcelain, glazes;

-Wood/plant-based work:
- Hardwoods: e.g. oak, beech, walnut;
- Softwoods: e.g. Pine, alder, cider;

- Manufactured woods e.g.  MDF, chipboard, plywood;
- Plant materials: e.g. reeds, cane, wicker;
- Finishing materials e.g. stains, varnishes/lacquers, waxes;
-Jewellery/bead work:

- Metal sheets and wires: e.g. gold, silver, brass, pewter, bronze;
- Precious stones: e.g. gemstones, precious stones, enamel, solder, flax/ borax;
Stonework: e.g. soapstone, sandstone, limestone, marble, granite;
-Glasswork: e.g. silica sand, coloured glass beads/sheets, metallic oxides (selenium), gold/silver leaf, lead came, copper foil, flux, glass paints;
-Textile/ Fashion design:
- Natural: e.g. cottons, linens, wools, silks, leather;
- Synthetics: e.g. polyester, nylon, acrylic, rayon, spandex;
-Metal work: e.g. aluminium, iron, steel, brass, copper;

-Parchment/paper: e.g. pergamano, vellum parchment papers, construction papers, crafting papers, decorative tissue papers.
3. I can identify the equipment needed to produce artisan techniques.
-Equipment/Modelling tools: e.g. loops, wires, ribs, scrapers, rasps, trimming tools, potter’s wheel, rollers, kiln;
Wood/plant-based work:
-Equipment: e.g. saws, drills, lathes, sanders, routers, chisels, clamps, hammers/mallets, screwdrivers;
Jewellery/bead work:
-Equipment: e.g. draw plates, files, mandrels, pliers, cutters/clippers, kiln/blow torches, soldering iron, rotary drill, burrs;
-Equipment: e.g. chisels, pitching tools, burrs, power tools, drills, saws, grinders, mallets/hammers;
-Equipment: e.g. furnace/kiln, blow pipes/yokes, moulds, glass grinder, jacks, tweezers/tongs, cutters/shears, annealers, soldering irons;
Textile/Fashion design:
-Equipment: e.g. shuttles, looms, bobbins, needles/pins, cutters/scissors, pressing irons, crochet hooks, thimbles, pickers;
Metal work:
-Equipment: e.g. welders, lathes, grinders, callipers, drills, chisels, hammers, files, plyers;
-Equipment: e.g. embossing tools, perforating tools, shaping tools, mats, cutters, stamps, punches, rollers, crimpers.

1. I can experiment with a variety of techniques, materials and tools/equipment, effectively and responsibly to produce a test piece in a particular artisanship area.
Shows Good skills: neatness; shows good choices in a variety of materials and equipment; skilful experimentation with a variety of techniques; safe and responsible use of materials; safe and responsible use of equipment.

Learning Outcome: 4. I know the importance of research, use of computer technology and aesthetical qualities.

7. I can outline the different types of research and their importance for creative and sustainable ideas in artisanship.
Types of research: primary and secondary; digital and non-digital research; qualitative and quantitative; field and market research.
8. I can identify the aesthetical qualities in example artefacts.
Aesthetical qualities:
-Elements of design: e.g. colour, texture, shapes, form, line, proportion, volume;

-Optical properties of materials: e.g. transparent, opaque, translucent, smooth, shiny, dull, rough.
4. I can justify areas of improvement on aesthetical qualities of an existing artefact.

Learning Outcome: 5. I can follow the design process to produce an artefact.

9. I can identify the design process of an artefact.
Design process: research/generate ideas; design development; sketching; technical drawing; modelling; experimenting/testing; analysing and adjusting; measuring; problem-solving; evaluating.
10. I can outline the importance of design analysis.
Design Analysis: e.g. form, function, fitness for purpose, aesthetics, environment, materials, health and safety, costs, finishing, production methods, targets, style, image, consumer needs and wants.
5. I can recognise what considerations designers may have taken into account before producing an artefact.
Considerations: e.g. sustainability, economy, environment, aesthetics, choice of material, tools, equipment, technologies, techniques, production methods.
2. I can generate a range of ideas through design developments.
Prepare and plan: generation of own ideas; setting objectives; apply a range of techniques; problem solving; making design decisions and solution. 
3. I can construct a range of artefacts skilfully and safely.
Good artisan skills: e.g. sufficient accuracy, show good choices in a variety of materials and equipment, skilful, safe and responsible use of materials, safe and responsible use of equipment. 

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