This is the re-fire that I predicted would not work. A spectacular fail. It cracked with so much force that it blew itself apart. Really uncalled for, I'd say. It must have emitted a sharp report when it cracked, which is why I'm glad I wasn't in the studio at the time. It would have scared me. And angered me. And saddened me.
Fortunately, I also had a freshly decorated one in the firing that is perfection itself.
And that, as they say, is a monkey off my back.