Benoît Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli founded Astier de Villatte in 1996. Following the tradition of the great 18th century Parisian ceramic studios, they employ Tibetan artisans to create their charming, one-of-a kind ceramics in black terracotta with a milky white glaze.
Lightweight and fragile-looking, the pieces are both strong and durable and wholly unique. They are now one of the last major studios in Paris keeping this tradition alive in an antique Bastille workshop in Paris that was once home to Napoleon’s silversmith.
Alongside their ceramics, Astier de Villatte make scented hand care products, incense and candles.