If you haven't used air dry clay before, there are a few things to note; It does dry out and so if you have any left over make sure you wrap it up well to keep it fresh, make sure your hands don't dry out too much when using it (you can have a damp towel next to you to help), but don't make it too wet or it will become slippery and unmanageable, it should dry in a few days (you may have to turn it over to make sure it dries on all edges).
Step 2: Start rolling out your clay, make sure to try and roll it to the same thickness all over and think about the shape you want to make. I wanted to make a long rectangle and so I rolled out to make that shape.
Step 3: Using your straight edge, cut off any excess. You can use this clay and roll it out again perhaps once more, but after that it tends to get a bit dry and cracks easily.
Step 4: Using some water to moisten your fingers, smooth off the rough edges on all sides.
Step 5: If you want to give your pot a texture, you can use lace/textiles or objects to roll a pattern into the clay. Try not to push down too hard with the rolling pin, but the pattern should come through onto the clay.
Step 6: Using another pot or glass, cut out a circle of clay from any leftovers from the side or fresh clay.
Step 7: To add the clay together you will need to cross hatch into the clay with one of your tools, to make a rough edge on both sides of the edges you want to join. Also add a bit of water here to give it some extra stick. You may need to smooth out the clay together also, to ensure that both pieces of clay join.
Step 8: I wanted to make a fold over flap design on my pot and so cut out another piece of flattened clay that was thinner to fold around the pot joining the circle. Add the clay pieces as in Step 7, making sure it feels secure.
Step 9: You may need to smooth off the edges again with a moistened finger to give a nicer finish.
Step 10: The clay may take a few days to dry, depending on the weather. Leave it in a well ventilated room and let it dry naturally, so a bit of patience here I am afraid. Add some newspaper wrapped in cling film if you like so that the pot stays in shape as it dries. The colour starts to get brighter when it is dry and so then you could always turn it upside down to dry the bottom of the pot aswell.
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