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How long does the clay take to dry?Updated 9 months ago

Drying time will vary depending on how thick your piece is and the temperature of your home. On average it will dry by itself within 24-48 hours and you can tell that it's fully dry when it turns completely white. 

The clay will shrink slightly as it dries, introducing stress points, so let your work air-dry naturally and evenly without help from the sun or a hairdryer to avoid any cracks. If you're especially concerned about cracking, or your house is particularly warm, leave the piece in a cooler area away from heaters or cover it loosely with plastic to slow the drying process. 

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