Re: DAS Air Dry clay/ Clay In General
A few tips:
-If you want to pause and resume your work later, wet a piece of paper towel, wrap it around the piece and then wrap a plastic bag, as tightly as you can, around the covered piece and keep it somehwre shady and cool.
-Use wet paper towel to cover pieces of clay you're not working on just yet - say you're working on the head of a figure, cover the body with a wet paper towel while you're working on the head to prevent it from hardening.
-If you want more detail, try working bigger. That's one way to help you make it easier, as the smaller you work, the more fragile the clay gets...
-If you want to make a two legged figure, or something which requires small flat surfaces, before careful and make sure the peice stands on its own while it's wet. I've tried laying a piece down on its back to dry, the feet began changing shape as it shrunk, and you may end up with a slightly wobbly character, that rocks back and forth on its feet.
Hope that helps!