If the clay is an air-dry clay (water-based) then it will dry in the air.
That natural drying can be speeded up with heat and with more air passing by it, but drying it “too fast” can lead to cracking and pointing a hair dryer all around the clay for long enough to dry the item would get really tiring.
How do you dry clay at home?
Method 2 Drying Self-Hardening Clay
- Let the clay sit for 24-48 hours to dry. Keep the clay in a dry, well-ventilated area, and leave it undisturbed.
- Repair any cracks that appear during the drying process.
- Turn the clay after 12-24 hours have passed.
- Wait to paint the clay until after it has dried.
How long does it take for clay to dry?
Can you dry air dry clay faster?
The fastest and most effective way to dry Creative Paperclay (and it can be applied to similar clays, such as La Doll), is actually to bake it in a standard oven.
Can you dry air dry clay in the sun?
You can try Sun-Drying to dry air dry clay faster! Step 1 Place your sculpture on a baking sheet covered with wax or parchment paper. Step 2 Place the baking sheet with the sculpture in a window sill or another dry place that is well-lit by the sun and shielded from the wind.