I picked up a bag of paperclay last week and I'm in love.
Let me back up. I have been creating for over half a century. I started painting with tempura, went to oils, then watercolor, then discovered acrylics, where I spent a few decades. I've turned my energy towards ceramics the past few years and have gone from clay to clay trying to find the right one for me. While I will still play with different throwing clays, I have found my sculpture clay.
The difference between clays has never been so defined! It's like comparing oils to acrylics.
Oils take a long time to dry and are far more particular that fast-drying, easily-fixable acrylic paints. Sculpture clays are perfect for those who choose to work more methodically. I want instant gratification and have been achieving some forms I thought I would have to really fight with by using paperclay.
I'm wondering if there are any pitfalls I'm overlooking and would love any hard-earned knowledge from those who have used this fabulous material.