Astier de Villatte
Part of Astier de Villatte's John Derian collection, the Eye teapot is a testament to the Parisian-based brand’s spiritual ethos and John Derian's iconic découpage.
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 handmade sheet of 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. Characterised by John Derian’s illustrative eye découpage, the teapot is engraved with the brand’s signature crest - depicting an interlacing A & V - alongside the initials of one of the 40 master artisans who created it. Arrange with other pieces in the collection to breathe an air of authenticity into your afternoon tea 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.
- Eye teapot
- John Derian découpage
- 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: 12.7cm, W: 21cm, D: 10cm