I guess two out of three isn't bad.
I made three plates. One was a 12" (ok, so it only came to 11" after bisque) commission. Thank goodness, that seems to have made it through the bisque firing. Another was a prototype of a customized baby name plate I'd like to begin offering in my etsy shop. I even got some underglazes specifically for the purpose. The last one was another Hebrew baby name plate that is supposed to be a gift for my husband's partner, whose wife just gave birth to their fourth child. Guess which one of the two baby plates blew out the center in the kiln?
I guess it was just fired before its time and had one of those nasty steam-trapping air bubbles in its base. ARGH!
But, on a lighter note, I'd like to share the following photo. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of its original source or I'd give credit. But doesn't it just express how you feel as a potter?