Does it matter what temperature clay is when throwing. I'm not talking about frozen clay, here.
But does clay tend to stiffen when it is cold? Is there a good temperature range to stay in . My basement shop gets down in to the high 40's at night, and some of my clay (right out of the bag) seems a little hard. OK, another dumb question: If I DO need to warm it a bit, can I nuke it? I don't mean on high for an hour, but just for real short intervals? Should I wear a helmet?