I am brand new at sculpting. I am taking my first art class since I was ten years old this year. I attended the first class but have to be out of town on business for the second one and can't seem to keep myself from sculpting.
I bought clay from Pearls in the city that I went to for a business meeting and have been practicing at night. The sculpture that I am creating is one that I am happy with but even though it is supposed to be fired is drying way to quickly.
I wanted to begin building it here and bring it back for class but it is drying so quickly that when I touch it some of the smaller parts are breaking off.
I tried dampening the clay but that only smears the details.
Any advice please???
I really want to continue this sculpture and am afraid that I will lose the flow of where it seems to be going if I have to postpone it or start from scratch.
Thanks in Advance.