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Long Ceramic Centerpiece by Cristina Salusti cs-cm5
L 25.5 In. D 6.5 in. H 4.5 in.
This vessel was created by Cristina Salusti. Beginning with a ball of clay, she pinches it into vessels and textures them with stone fragments. After multiple firing it was finally lustered with 22-karat gold. Its volcanic-like outer wall seem almost protective of its precious gold center. It glows with luminescence. At a glance, one is certain that there must be a light source within. In fact the vessel attracts and contains ambient light which gives it a spiritual presence. Cristina Salusti attended both Tufts University and Manhattanville College, where she received her BFA, along with an MFA in Art and Education at Columbia University. Her professional career as a sculptor and ceramist includes numerous exhibitions and awards, among them a Fulbright Fellowship in Italy, a Pollack-Krasner grant, a Macdowell Colony residency, and a residency at the invitational Stone Carving Symposium in Iwate-ken, Japan. Led Free. Signed and dated.