After you have completed cleaning a piece of greenware, set it aside for a couple of hours and then go back and inspect it for anything you may have missed.
Be sure to test how well your piece of greenware sets on its base. By cleaning the bottom effectively, your finished piece will not wobble
Remember that the bottom is a part of your piece too! The same care should be taken in cleaning this area of greenware.
If you have difficulty cleaning between the fine fingers of your figurines because they are so tiny, try using an emery board.
The best tool to use in the cleaning of greenware is one designed for that purpose with a sharp pointed blade.
You will find, when cleaning greenware, that wetting seam lines with a damp sponge will make the process easier.
To dampen greenware, you can use a sponge or any old plunger-type spray bottle. Remember to dampen not drown.
Do not over-sponge your piece in the cleaning process. It is possible to make a piece too smooth, closing the pores, and preventing the piece from taking colour later after it has been fired