Guess what? I gave her giant braids, now she's my favorite. This is why I don't throw things away, even when they blow up in the kiln. There's always a bigger, better opportunity to experiment and learn a few tricks, and that's the most exciting aspect of this work.
5 casualties. Precious, unpredictable, time consuming things. It took 5 days of cleaning, refining, and polishing just to get them into the kiln. Collecting the pieces I can gather(a lot is pure dust), planning on what greater things I can make with them. My record of consistently blowing up stoneware(this only happens with stoneware!) will not keep me down.