Sigh.

Someone broke a tentacle on my casserole.

Not one of the awkward ones, luckily; just one attached to the octoknob. I prised off the old one with a butter knife and made a new knob.

Handy tip: when clay is too dry for you to attach anything to it, and the piece you want to attach will be held in place by gravity, you can just bisque your pieces separately, apply glaze, and put one piece on top of the other during the glaze firing. The glaze will melt and resolidify around the attached piece, holding it in place.