THE NEW YORK TIMESJune 8, 2000 – Noble Ware With a Noble Name By Mallery Lane
In 1996, the siblings Mathilde and Alexandre Carron-Astier de Villatte used a technique learned from their sculptor father to create quirky, mysterious-looking Astier de Villatte glazed earthenware with two friends. (Astier de Villatte was the Carron‘s mother’s noble family name.) Though mostly white, no two plates, bowls, pitchers or candlesticks are exactly the same. The line, including the $65 cup and saucer, above, is available in New York at ABC Carpet & Home, or from the company.
The passion of tableware anime Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte, creator of the company Astier de Villate.
Her goal, find the memory of the old shapes but also reinvent the dishes in the crafting tradition. (…)
ELLE – Vie privée maisonAugust, 2008 – The refine, we are for!
Maison & Objets ParisJuly, 2008 Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte start a new story
Ceramics? Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte knows well. For ten years, she designed the collections of the brand Astier de Villatte. Today, the graduate of Fine Arts (Paris Beaux Arts) launched her own collection with Africa, a table art collection, made with black earth and primitivist inspiration, a line “Nuage”(clouds) with aerial shades of blue and white, sculptures and bas-reliefs from Poussin studies. “I come out of the shadow of the workshop to go to the light. Combine art and craft amuses me. The world of art and antiques in which I always bathed impregnated me. We always reinvents children’s universe”, says this graduate of Fine Arts, formed by the sculptor Jeanclos and raised in a artists family.
She continues to reinterpret the reminiscences of the past but is only trusting his instincts: “I am assuming that things that can touch me can touch others and I love thwart the principles and habits”.
After the ceramics, the creator intends to approach the glass and develop unique pieces. But she will have to “pass the test of facing the other’s judgment.”
Marie Claire MaisonAugust, 2010 – Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte, ceramist magician
How not to fall in love in front of Mathilde Carron’s magnificent works? I cannot and you?
Young woman, graduate of the School of Fine Arts ( Beaux Arts de Paris ) in 1989, painter daughter, Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte exposed her works in the galleries of the Paris 6th district. Today she created her own studio and amazes us with these artistic, raw creations and féminies at the same time. Discover more!
ELLE DecoSeptember, 2009 – My cup of tea
Mathilde Carron who has long worked with Astier de Villatte is now launching his own collection. We liked the tea cup of Charles line glazed ceramic handmade.
Maison à vivre2004 – Sculptor, Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte infuses the soul of the house to the crafted pieces. All bear the mark of passing time.
On dark shelves of authentic art furniture, recovered from a color dealer, piling stacks of plates, tea cups, cups and vases … They wear the white color a little dimmed, these simple shapes with irregularity, sometimes roughness, making their charm. These ceramic pieces are actually produced completely artisanal way in Parisian workshops Astier de Villatte, staffed twenty people. A creative process where the memory of forms used to new bases. This is also drawing on the invaluable wealth of a constantly changing repertoire since ancient times it has been able to attach a demanding clientele. A work of “reminiscence” which Mathilde and his brothers got down from the beginning of 1996 (…)
But while rediscovering ever forgotten models and techniques – the manual stamping, for example – Mathilde and her brothers are the best of modern technology, especially regarding cooking elements. Thus, the plates, which give the impression of something out of a familiar attic, pass without any concern in the dishwasher. Moreover, their enamel contains no lead or cadmium. Besides ceramics, home Astier de Villatte also develops furniture collections. Again, the assembly operations and patina are made by craftsmen in the workshops of the Arts Viaduct in Paris. Some pieces are staged in the store of the rue Saint Honoré. So you have to push the door, get carried away by dreams that inspired dishes to the tunes of yesteryear, these floors creaking, these wall niches conducive to memories, this little red boudoir while the first floor that invites confidence …
All the work of decorating grants to creativity, with attention to detail and unsurpassed intuition.