For regular clay only: Leave your pot to dry overnight covered lightly with a plastic bag, or use a hair dryer to dry it evenly, avoiding the rim. The pot is dry enough when it’s no longer tacky or flexible and feels like leather (we call this ‘leather hard’).
10. Decorating your pot is where you can add your personality! I’ve demonstrated three decoration techniques here— each look nice alone or in combination. Place your pot on a banding wheel and use a serrated kidney to scrape around the shape. Then scrape in an opposing direction around the whole pot to further define the shape.
Finally, use the rubber kidney to smooth the pot. Using the straight side of the kidney, slightly curved, scrape away the score marks.