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!