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Favourite ways to let the clay dry out.
Some people spread it on plaster beds. Others in a large cardboard box lined with a garbage bag. My favourite is to put it into a pillow case or the sewn up legs of an old pair of jeans, hang from a tree, and let the water drip out.
The best advice of all is to do this often, before you have accumulated so much clay you can't bear the thought of recycling it all! And lastly, to keep clay moist longer in the first place, many potters store their bagged clay in an old refrigerator with the holes plugged. The tight seals help keep the clay from drying out.