This vessel with dark earth tone on the outside and deep turquoise on the inside 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 glazed and lustered. Its volcanic-like outer wall seem almost protective of its precious blue center. 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.
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