Craft Council of Newfoundland and LabradorPRODUCT REVIEW CHECKLISTThe Standards of Quality are a core expression of the mandate and membership of the Craft Council of Newfoundlandand Labrador, and have been developed with careful consideration over a number of years by practicing craftspeople.These standards are foundational to the success of the craft sector in our province, and all applicants seeking to havetheir work/products reviewed by the Standards Committee are expected to familiarize themselves with thesedocuments. The Standards of Quality are available as downloadable pdfs .Please complete and sign this checklist to ensure that your work/products are submitted with full knowledge of CraftCouncil standards and expectations. If you are uncertain whether or not aspects of your product(s) are compatiblewith these standards and expectations, please circle “critique” on the form so we may advise you on these items.Please complete this form and include it as the cover page of your application.⃝ I have read and understood the General Standards document and all sub-documents relevant to my particularwork/products (Beading, Candles, Carving, Food Products, Soap, Weaving, etc.)⃝ I understand that if my work contains Indigenous visual representation that it is a reflection of the Indigenous cultureof my native region.⃝ To the best of my knowledge, my work/products fall within Craft Council standards and expectations with respect tohow they are made and the materials from which they are made⃝ I have completed all relevant aspects of the Standards Review Form that accompanies my application, andunderstand that incomplete applications will not be considered by the Standards Committee⃝ I am either currently a member in good standing or have enclosed a 10 jurying fee⃝ (For shop submissions) I have included retail pricing for all work/productsSignatureDateRevised July 2020
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador275 Duckworth Street, St. John’s NL A1C 1G9(709) 753-2749 (p)(709) 753-2766 (f)[email protected] www.craftcouncil.nl.caPRODUCT REVIEW FORMThank you for sending samples of your work to the Craft Council for review. We hope that the comments provided willbe of benefit to the further development of your work. Privacy Statement: The information you have provided will bekept confidential and will not be used for anything other than product review purposes without your eI am a current member ORmy 10 review fee is enclosed.Reason(s) for submitting your work for review: (please circle as many as appropriate)Craft FairShopLoan BoardAwardsCritiqueList Product(s) submitted:Please check off each that applies to your product(s)Bone/AntlerBook publisherClayCosmetics (body products)Fibre: WoodMixed mediaVisual ArtOther (describe)Hand nCarvedTannedTurnedHand PrintedPreservesGlazedBlownOther (describe)
Presentation. Describe any packaging, labelling that complies with regulatory requirements i.e. food, clothing etc., orpresentation features which contribute to the overall impact of the finished product.If work submitted is part of a larger line, please describe other items produced.Pricing: Please provide retail prices for the pieces submitted.Please write a few words about yourself to introduce yourself to the Craft Council Standards Committee. How longhave you been practising your craft? How did your learn your skills? Where do you market your work? Is thereanything else you would like us to know about you?Return of work. Samples should be left with the Craft Council for one week following a review session to enable thepreparation of a written response from the Standards Committee. If this is not convenient, please check with CraftCouncil staff to make other arrangements.Please indicate your preferred method for return of work:Pick-up from Craft Council by craftspersonCraft Council to return samples by mailOther Specify:The Craft Council’s Standards of Quality requires that designs be either original or traditional. These products are:(Please circle one and complete the appropriate side of the second sheet)ORIGINALTRADITIONAL
IS MY WORK ORIGINAL OR TRADITIONAL?In filling out the Review Application Form, you are asked to identify whether your work or product is “traditional” or“original.” As most work submitted to the Craft Council will be created using some form of traditional technique, weare specifically interested in whether you consider the design aspect of your work to be traditional or original. Forexample, while hooked mats are made with a traditional techniques, the majority of hooked mats submitted to theCraft Council use original designs created by a particular maker. On the other hand, if you are using a traditional (noncommercial) pattern or recipe, your work/product would most likely fall in the traditional category. Below are someguidelines that may help identify your work as original or contemporary:TRADITIONAL-Aran sweaters-Trigger mitts-Moccasins / Black-Bottomed Boots-Salt and pepper caps-Knotted mats-Jams using traditional recipes (blueberry, partridgeberry, etc.)-Shaker-style bent boxes-Windsor chairs-Pottery that reproduces specific historical forms-Soap and candle-making-Quilts with traditional patterns (log cabin, windmill, star)ORIGINAL-Hooked mats with original designs created by the maker-Jams using original recipes (e.g. dark rum marmalade with hops)-Traditional prints (woodcuts, etchings, etc.) with original designs-Sweaters with unique patterns or elements designed by the maker-Cutting boards with original patterns or shapes
FOR ORIGINAL DESIGNS (for traditional designs, see other side)For original designs, please describe your sources of ideas and inspirations and how you have developed them into afinal product.Describe any additional techniques and tools used. If you use any unusual or original methods, please describe these indetail.Identify the materials used in your samples. How do they contribute to the aesthetic and / or functional value of theproduct?The Standards of Quality states that work should show a distinct and personal style of the maker - characteristics ofdesign, technique and / or materials which illustrate the individuality of the craftsperson, the product and the productline. Please identify the features of your work which give it this “hand of the maker”. What is it about this product that“makes it yours”?
FOR TRADITIONAL DESIGNS (for original designs, see other side)For traditional designs, please describe the objects upon which your designs are based. Indicate the source(s) you haveused (person, book, etc.) Is you work a replica of a traditional object or a contemporary adaptation?Describe the techniques and tools used. Do you use original methods?Identify the materials used in your samples. Are these the materials that would traditionally have been used for theseobjects?The Standards of Quality states that work should show a distinct and personal style of the maker - characteristics ofdesign, technique and / or materials which illustrate the individuality of the craftsperson, the product and the productline. Please identify the features of your work which give it this “hand of the maker”. What is it about this product that“makes it yours”?
work/products (Beading, Candles, Carving, Food Products, Soap, Weaving, etc.) ⃝I understand that if my work contains Indigenous visual representation that it is a reflection of the Indigenous culture of my native region. ⃝To the best of my knowledge, my work/products fall within Craft Council standards and expectations with respect to