The greatest challenge as I see it is that when you mold one part of the clay, other parts start to "move" and change too. The material is very dynamic and it is very hard to call it done or to make it look perfect from every single angle.
Another big NONO is to have long nails or you will surely damage the sculpture by accident.
After the oven it was time for glazing and I chose a glossy white for this sculpture. I was a little worried I had put too much glaze on since you cannot see the wrinkles of the hand that well.
Making sculptures has been such a great exploring and learning process for me, this is really something I enjoy. Maybe more than painting...:)