Cristina Salusti

Bowls with platinum and gold, 2019
3.50 x 4 x 4 in (8.89 x 10.16 x 10.16 cm)
3 bowls, one large and two small. Beginning with a ball of clay, Cristina Salusti pinches it into a vessel's shape 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. It attracts and contains ambient light, giving it a spiritual presence.