Ready to fire
In the kiln.
I thought it was going to be fine, but unfortunately, there must have been some moisture trapped in the layers during the initial firing. Long after they had cooled I found the top two pieces snapped in half.
I even tried to fire it again, but this time it snapped in another spot. You just never know...I was disappointed, because I liked the look of this one. it was tough to give up on it, but I finally had to admit defeat.