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A generic term for a container, it includes vases, bowls, boxes, etc.
The process of sanding polymer clay, either underwater or with a dampened sanding medium. Wet/dry sand paper is available in fine grits from automotive stores. The best effects are achieved by progressing from about 400 grit (depending on whether the clay is very bumpy you may want to start lower) to 1000 grit or above. If the clay is then buffed, you can get the clay to almost a glasslike finish. Wet sanding provides a better finish and keeps down the polymer clay dust which isn't a good thing to breathe.
Any surface that you work with clay on. Good work surfaces can be glass, marble, Formica, a sheet of waxed paper, etc. Do NOT use fine wood as a work surface since raw clay will eat away at the finish.