Astier de Villatte Cendrillon Teapot

€525

Astier de Villatte’s world is akin to a pastoral fantasy – a sentiment beautifully echoed in the name of this collection: Cendrillon (Cinderella). While there are some elements you can always count on, like the black terracotta clay, perfectly imperfect surfaces and milky-white glaze, others remind you that you’re never far from surprise. Note how the silhouette of this teapot is fashioned on the enchanting carriage in the fairytale. Yet, unlike its muse, this one won’t turn into a pumpkin when the clock strikes midnight.

Product number: 2212602064

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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.