Astier de Villatte

Clover Salt & Pepper Cellar

£102

An element of surprise is always on the cards with Astier de Villatte – the Parisian ceramicist with a workshop that thrives on spirit rather than supply. As a result, its pieces have a special charm that makes the simple tasks, like seasoning your food, a true joy. This salt and pepper cellar is made up of two adjoining bowls and a centre handle in the shape of a lucky clover.

Product number: 2212602087

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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.