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How to Handbuild A Ceramic Christmas Tree

In this video Calder van Andel from Calders Ceramics is showing you how to handbuild a ceramic Christmas tree, beginning with a slab of clay. It’s quite easy and beginner friendly, but to make it a bit more difficult I have a fun challenge in the end.

Ceramic Christmas Tree Kiln Guide:

Bisque fire: 1020°C / 1868°F / cone 06
Glaze fire: 1220°C / 2228°F / cone 6

Let us know in the comments if you have any questions!

You can also find Calder on Instagram.

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