A beautiful oval shaped bowl/vessel. To make the piece, Salusti begins with a ball of clay, pinches it into shape and textures them with stone fragments. After multiple firings, it is finally lustered with 22K gold. Its volcanic-like exterior seems like it is meant to protect its precious gold center which glows with luminescence. At first glance, one might be certain that there is a light source within but the vessel really attracts and contains ambient light; it has an almost spiritual presence. One of a kind piece.