When this happened, I was surprised with how calm I was about it. Clay can be a fickle medium when it is in the drying stages and I knew that it was fragile and breakage was a possibility. Maybe knowing this helped me cope with the shards of clay that could have been a pretty snazzy looking piece of ceramics.
Even though I am kind of bummed that this bowl didn't work out, I feel pretty good that I didn't freak out or cry or get really worried about it. If this would have happened in years prior, I am not sure I would have been quite as cool about it. When things do not go as planned, it is not about what could or should have been, it is about what you are going to do next. We still have time to make another bowl and I am sure it will be even better than this one!