Astier de Villatte Pique Flower Holder

€355

In the world of Astier de Villatte, humour is never far. A reminder of this is the Pique flower holder, intricately modelled after an artichoke. It’s handcrafted in Paris using pre-industrial techniques that start with black terracotta clay and finish with a milky glaze that amplifies each indentation and celebrates every imperfection. Lift the lid to fill it with water before slotting in a selection of your favourite buds and stems.

Product number: 2212606104

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Meet the maker:

Astier de Villatte

Old friends Ivan Pericoli and Benoît Astier de Villatte met at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, leading to the launch of Astier de Villatte in 1996. Since the beginning, they’ve been charmed with ideas of the imperfect, finding beauty in uneven glazes, dark pockmarks and subtle ripples. But these details only emphasise the craft tale behind each piece – stories that start with a single sheet of black terracotta clay extracted from Parisian quarries. They follow traditional Roman methods to bring each ‘dream object’ to life, shaping and inscribing each one with the potter’s initials and finishing with a high-shine white porcelain glaze.