Hi I am a newbie with a history of handbuilding on and off over the last 20 years. The elements where I live are much hotter and windier than where I use to live and I'm finding it challenging to keep my pieces leather hard. I want to keep them in the leather hard stage longer so that I can do both surface decorations with stencils/screens etc. Some of these pieces are containers and I want to be able to cut into them to make lids and flanges. I can't get to these pieces every day and they are drying out too much inbetween. I wrap them in plastic and put them in an outdoor closet under stairs.
Any and all suggestions that would help extend the leatherhard stage would be appreciated.