Astier de Villatte

Casper Large Vase

£255

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The beauty of Astier de Villatte’s ceramics can be attributed to the unique craft stories. Each piece, such as the Casper vase, is handcrafted in black terracotta clay and finished with a white glaze. One artisan carries out the process from start to finish, which is honoured by a faint mark of their initials next to the signature A and V crest.

Product number: 2212606111

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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.