Fired Gold Dipped Faceted Tree

Designer: Bob Moreni



  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque.  Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  2. Using an CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of FN-221 Milk Glass White. Allow to dry! 
  3. Stilt and fire to cone 06.  Use a Coffee Filter to remove the tree from the kiln to prevent getting any fingerprints on them. 
  4. Using a container larger than the tree, line it with a plastic bag for ease of clean up. 
  5. Fill the container with warm water (do not use cold water) about 2” from the top. 
  6. Using a Toothpick, dip the Toothpick into the bottle of Fired Gold. Place a drop or two to the top surface of the water so that the Fired Gold will float on top of the water. 
  7. Bend a coat hanger so that it will fit into the pour hole of the tree. This will help when dipping. 
  8. Dip the tree in the water with the floating Fired Gold.  Hang to dry! 
  9. You can dip the tree a second time if you wish to get more Gold on it.  Allow to Dry! 
  10. Stilt and fire all the tree to cone 018 
  11. The result of this technique you will get Gold and some purple areas on the piece.  The purple is where the Gold is on the thin side, so you get a two-tone look. With some White peeking through. 



  • MB-1497 Faceted Tree Small  


  • FN-221 Milk Glass White 
  • OA-901 Essence 
  • OG-801 Bright Gold  

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 #4 Soft Fan 

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Glazed Tile 
  • BT-910 Synthetic Sponge 
  • Water Bowl 
  • Coffee Filter 
  • Container for Dipping 
  • Plastic Bag 
  • Toothpick