When? Carron was born in Paris. Mathilde, originally from Paris, co-founded the Astier de Villatte company, which she left after having created numerous models and set up her own brand in 2014.

Who? Mathilde and her son Charles pursue this family art story. Mathilde continues to create freely by paying homage to what she has learned from her grandparents and parents, inherited from her Parisian, Norman, Lotoise family, from her many inspirations from imaginary journeys in worlds as varied as Picasso, Egyptian and African art, the Douanier Rousseau, the American naives, folk art, ancient Greece, from Poussin to Ingres, such a great family...

What? Objects for sublimated life, entirely made by hand, cups, bowls, plates, platters, vases, salad bowls...

How? A black terracotta covered with a milky white enamel, the classic form reinvented, an inspiration from the mists of time, from primitive art to the sophistication of baroque, from simplicity to the modern style, The detail redesigned by the enamel transparency is the particularity of this faience, the imperfection magnified becomes a decor.

Where? In her Parisian studio, she created the first models, then, looking for more space, organization, sun and light, Mathilde entrusted Charles the small Parisian atelier. From the south of France, the creation settles according to the stays of Pierre, Mathilde, Charles ....

And the story continues ...

Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte
CARRON Founder

Since 1996 Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte challenged the porcelain traditional codes. Her work found its force between a rough, outlined way to treat the clay, the barely covering enamel, and an extreme delicacy of the drawing, the detail of a handle, an ear...

Mathilde now operates from the south of France workshop which is also CARRON head office.

Here she handle all the design, manufacturing, export processes.

Charles Durand
CARRON Co-Founder

Heir of an artist family, Charles grew up between his Grandfather paintings, sculptures and his mother & uncles white ceramic creations.

Charles operates from the Paris CARRON Showroom, where he handle the customer relation, the website, catalog, press relation etc...

The Workshop

CARRON manufacture these beautiful white ceramics in his own small workshop located in Montpellier, South of France.

A small team of talented people that some of you could have met on our booth at the Maison & Objet show.

The workshop is open if you wish to visit, you can contact us.

The Showroom

In the heart of Paris, facing La Seine, the Showroom can be visited on appointment. Please contact us at charles@carron.paris to take an appointment.

Press realeases

Please check our "Press" highlight stories at the top of our Instagram page below to see some of our latest press realeases.



Interaction with Pierre Carron on an illustrated ceramic collection.



Pierre Carron

Interaction with Maison Balzac on the CARRON pure rose attar candle.



Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte on the left & Elise Pioch Balzac on the right

Mathilde Carron-Astier de Villatte & Elise Pioch Balzac

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