Cristina Salusti

bowl with platinum and gold , 2019
4 x 5 x 5 in (10.16 x 12.70 x 12.70 cm)
3 exceptional bowls, one large, one medium and a smaller one. Beginning with a ball of clay, Salusti pinches it into each 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. The vessel attracts and contains ambient light which gives it a spiritual presence.