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  1. Perhaps there is something I don't understand here. Can anyone explain? I am accustomed to having new blocks of clay that may need softening. My usual method is to lay a moist towel around the block, then wrap it up again in its plastic bag and allow a few days. This always seems to work. But recently, since I had a lot of clay that was sitting around and getting hard, and in order to make sure I had a large amount of clay ready to throw, I created a "wet box" (a large plastic container -- tightly lidded -- with 2" of plaster in bottom that is soaked with water) and I put 3 or 4 bags in it with the plastic bags semi-open so as to admit the surrounding moisture. There they have sat for weeks on end. But every time I check them they are still hard as heck! Is there something wrong with this method? Any advice or explanations will be greatly appreciated.
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