Clay is a very Fun material to work with. It used to imtimidate me. Then I made up my mind that I was going to conquer it. Not sure that I made that happen but I did rid myself of the fear. The first step in overcoming the fear was actually making something without burning it during the baking process. (Clay and shrink plastic were my enemies for a while.) I have not tackled the shrink plastic yet and the reasons are enough for another post. Now, back to the clay. One weekend I worked on nothing but clay. Learning how to condition it properly, how to cut and mold it.
Then I decided to get certified as an instructor in PMC. This is a recent piece.