Somewhere along the line, you may begin to accumulate a lot of clay. Since I no longer live in the city I tend to stock up when I luck out and get to visit a Michaels. Or I order scads online. Which means I have lots of lovely, unopened 2oz and 1lb blocks of clay. These days, they live in clear plastic shoeboxes in my studio so that I can get a quick glance at my Premo Yellows or my Fimo Effects. They used to live in a larger box but they’d mix up. This way they’re neat, even if not all lined up by stock number as my partner would like. I got these shoe boxes at the local hardware store.
I found that I’m not alone in liking clear boxes for storing basic elements – Alice Stroppel talks about some great boxes she found for storing her projects.
Note: This is how I store my new, not opened clay. These specific boxes are not compatible with raw clay so I store my opened packages in zipper bags or in other types of compatible plastic boxes.