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WAYS TO PREVENT CRACKS AND BUMPS

 

•  Use a metal/rubber/wooden rib to smooth surfaces

•  Use a damp (no drips) sponge to smooth surfaces

•  Use the wooden and green plastic tools to smooth

•  Use a wooden paddle to smooth outside of project

•  MAKE SURE ALL THE CLAY YOU ARE WORKING WITH HAS THE SAME AMOUNT OF MOISTURE! This helps prevent clay from shrinking at different rates and cracking.

 

- Wet clay with Wet clay
-Leatherhard with Leatherhard

•  Treat your clay gently, yet still tell it what to do

 

-If you pinch or squeeze too tight, the clay cracks
-If you are rough with the clay, it tears
-If you lift it by the rim, the edge can snap off

•  DON'T LET YOUR CLAY DRY OUT - It breaks when it's dry!

•  Double bag your projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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