Astier de Villatte ceramics are entirely made by hand. Each piece has character. One of the things we love so much about it is the combination of a hint of a rustic element with an overall refined sensibility. These ceramics are made of a black earthenware and finished with porcelain. They are wonderful as everyday dishes- mixing beautifully with handblown glassware and a mix of Fog Linen napkins... and they also look great with cut glassware and all white linens. We have such an appreciation for things that can be used in different ways- and that bring beauty to daily life.