Anyone who has known me since I started potting will know that I am totally passionate about the shine and glamour of lustres; they transform and uplift and I use them in my work all the time. I loved silver when I was younger but my husband and I chose gold for my wedding ring - something I would wear every day - and it seemed grown up and important at the time; perhaps this was when my love affair with beautiful, lustrous, precious gold began. This morning I opened the kiln after a white glaze firing and this sculptured bowl was waiting for me on the second shelf. The minute I lifted it out and held it I just knew it was finished; sometimes unadorned is best - we don't need gold or platinum or anything else - sometimes things are best left just as they are. It makes me very happy to be creating and making with my hands and heart, and for me, this piece is fine just as it is.