Astier de Villatte
Setsuko Large Cat Teapot
This large cat teapot from Astier de Villatte is created in collaboration with modern Japanese artist Countess Setsuko Klossowski de Rola – a languid and delightfully strange object, perfect for a cosy kitchen.
Votary of pre-industrial fabrication, Astier de Villatte is celebrated for being the one and only studio in Paris to hold and harbour the traditions of artisanal ceramic production. Restoring the ancestral systems of moulding and stamping, this teapot is made using techniques from the Middle Ages which involve moulding a sheet of handmade clay, double firing the ‘biscuit’ piece and glazing the product in white enamel – a lengthy process that requires a drying time of up to one month. Inspired by the classic forms of 18th and 19th century pottery, the slightly surreal ceramic cat pours tea through its paw – arrange with other Setsuko Klossowski de Rola pieces to breathe an air of authenticity into your table setting.
“We ask people to produce with a good spirit so the pieces look almost alive.”
Benoît Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli, Astier founders Artisanal production gives each ceramic object a unique aspect, meaning products may slightly vary.
- Large cat teapot
- Part of a collaboration with modern Japanese artist Countess Setsuko Klossowski de Rola
- Handmade by master artisans
- Engraved with the brand's signature and initials of master artisan
- Clay sourced from quarries in the Paris basin
- Hand wash recommended
- Use dishwasher tablets free from phosphates
- Not suitable for microwaves or traditional ovens
- Made in Paris
COMPOSITION & SIZE
90% Parisian Black Clay; 10% White Enamel
H: 26cm, W: 12cm, L: 21cm