The Santa Monica style's design
elements are deliberately chosen and layered rather than discovered by truncation.
With a series of parallel rings of decreasing size toward the poles of the
spherical vessel, a sense of curvalinear harmony is this style's strongest
design characteristic. The Santa Monica style uses rings of increasing diameter
pressed into the walls of two plaster hemisphere molds. The hemispheres are
then assembled to form a sphere from which the final vessel is sculpted.