small bowl with platinum and gold , 2019
4 x 5 x 5 in (10.16 x 12.70 x 12.70 cm)
3 bowls: one large and two small. 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, in this case, 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.