Benoît Astier de Villatte
Benoît Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli, founders of the atelier Astier de Villatte, Paris, are renowned for their signature approach to ceramics, following in the tradition of the city’s great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ceramic studios. Photo: Julie Ansiau
Work in Progress
Setsuko Klossowska de Rola and Benoît Astier de Villatte, of the Astier de Villatte atelier in Paris, first met at the Académie de France in Rome’s Villa Medici, where Setsuko lived when her late husband, the painter Balthus, was the school’s director. Here they discuss Setsuko’s newest body of terra-cotta works, produced at Astier de Villatte, with Gagosian’s Elsa Favreau.