- Keep the material damp. Work with the smallest amount that you need, and keep the remainder in the packaging and then in a sealed zip-lock bag.
- Work on a non-stick surface such as a Teflon craft mat or freezer paper. Some folks use waxed paper, but I find that it isn't strong enough, and eventually wilts. Baking parchment will do in a pinch.
- Allow ample time for your project pieces to dry. Overnight is usually good for smaller, thinner pieces. Thicker, larger pieces will take longer.
- You can speed drying time by placing your project pieces in a very low oven, around 225°F.
- To get your pieces as smooth as possible, use your finger or a small paint brush dipped a into water, then gentle smooth the surface of the piece.
- Don't be afraid to work with the clay!! Knead it in your hands. Let it "talk" to you. Enjoy the creative process.