Clay is the most delicate of the mediums. When
it is wet –directly out of the bag- it is playful- it can be handled and
twisted and shaped easily. It is a magic medium at this stage. As the moisture
leaves the clay body- it needs to be spritzed or covered in plastic to slowly
dry. If the clay is not covered so the clay can evenly dry- it will warp and
become misshapen. This is crucial. The clay needs attention. To me- clay is
like a lover- needing constant Love. The time to carve and add detail is when
the clay is leather hard. If it is too wet- the clay will leave messy remnants
of mud, if it is too dry it will break. One has to be aware of the time to work the art- the clay is only responsive for so long.
Keep loving! Keep shining!! Keep singing!! Please- always sing!