There are consequences to impatience.
This is a plate I carved.
What is it?
I've been a little obsessed with the heart recently, so I decided to carve the arteries of the heart onto plates. To get a strong relief feeling to the carving, I tend to start with a thick plate and carve away at it. That's fine, usually, but this time I got impatient and tried to dry the thick plate too quickly.
That's just a back view of the crack.
Not repairable, sadly, though I may fire it anyway to see if there's any more to this lesson.