A 'How to' video with instructions for making two different styles of Christmas tree ornaments. The first is a simple slab built tree made from star shapes and is especially great for a family activity or beginners to clay. The second is a coil built tree that makes a great tealight ornament with lots of different ways to finish it to make it all your own. I work with stoneware clay in this video that I will glaze and fire to finish but the techniques will work with air drying clay too.

What's included in the price?

A video with instructions to build two different style of Christmas tree shaped ornaments.

What you will need

Clay, a set of star cookie cutters of different sizes and modelling tools



I passionately believe that everyone has the ability to be creative and love teaching because of this. I get a kick out of seeing students’ faces light up when they see a piece they made fresh from the kiln that they love, especially when they weren’t expecting it to work. I have heard too many people say, “I envy you. I’m just not creative.” including some students when they first arrive. Being creative doesn’t mean being good at art and craft. It’s soooo much broader than that (but I won’t go into that here!). For myself I love trying new techniques and pushing clay to its limits. I often get asked, “how did you make that?” even by fellow ceramicists. The infinite possibilities of clay as a medium appeals to my need to constantly evolve my work and my love of learning and challenging myself . Teaching adds another layer to that.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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This course is taught online