Astier de Villatte

Dragon Vegetable Dish

£275

Dragon Vegetable Dish26cm (w) 23cm (h) 26cm (d)

£275

Dragon Large Vegetable Lidded Dish26cm (l) x 23cm (h) x 26cm (w)

£420

Since its inception in 1996, Astier de Villatte has struck the perfect balance between traditional and playful, tempering old-world charm with bursts of subtle humour. The founders claim to find inspiration in “anything from the past, any period, starting from the Neolithic” – a sentiment that the Dragon vegetable dish captures. It features scalloped edges and sculptural detailing, while its signature blank palette is achieved with a bright-white glaze.

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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.