Cristina Salusti

Larger of 3 with gold and platinum , 2019
6.75 x 8 x 8 in (17.14 x 20.32 x 20.32 cm)
3 bowls, one large and two small. Beginning with a ball of clay, Cristina Salusti pinches it into vessels and textures them with stone fragments. After multiple firings it is finally lustered with a mix of 22K gold and platinum. Its volcanic-like outer wall seems almost protective of its precious center. The vessel attracts and contains ambient light, giving it a spiritual presence.