Kitchen Essentials

Essentials for any kitchen including the iconic John Julian Porcelain Bowl Mortar and Pestle, Mixing Pouring Bowls and handmade tableware.

A pestle and mortar is a must for any kitchen, a simple tool that can create delicious results from pesto and dressings to curry pastes.

The mixing bowls are also an essential for any baker. The spout enables the easy transfer of ingredients and the range of sizes means that there is always the perfect sized bowl to hand. 

All our kitchen essentials are handmade by a talented team of potters at the John Julian workshop in Wiltshire. 

Our website is open and we are able to dispatch orders once a week. 

    • Bowl Porcelain Mortar with Ball Pestle as used by Nigel Slater
    • Porcelain Bowl Mortar with Ball Pestle

      Recently included in The Sunday Times' list of 'The decade's design classics', Nigel Slater uses an early version of our large Ball Pestle and Bowl Mortar which he first bought from John Julian as a one-off piece. Our new Bowl Pestle and Mortar has been redesigned from this one-off original. The sculptural...

      £150
    • Bowl Porcelain Mortar with Spear Pestle
    • Porcelain Bowl Mortar with Spear Pestle

      Recently included in The Sunday Times' list of 'The decade's design classics', Nigel Slater uses an early version of our large Pestle & Mortar which he first bought from John Julian as a one-off piece. Our new Bowl Mortar has been redesigned from this one-off original and can be combined with either our Ball...

      £150
    • Classic White Porcelain Handmade Tableware
    • Classic White Porcelain Handmade Tableware

      Our Plain Porcelain tableware range has an off white tone. It is fired at an exceptionally high heat, making it very robust and suitable for both domestic and commercial use.With each piece being handmade there will sometimes be some slight variation in colour and size, but we see this as...

      £12.60 - £24
    • Hand thrown Classical Mug in porcelain
    • Classical Mug - Plain Porcelain

      Each of our Classical Mugs is hand-thrown in porcelain to a timeless design that is an elegant take on the functionality of traditional tankards; quietly elevating tea time to something just a little more special. Handmade in England. Material: Porcelain. H. 11cm, Diam. 7.5cm Care: Dishwasher, oven, freezer and microwave safe.

      £22
    • Set of 4 Mixing Pouring Bowls
    • Mixing Bowls (Pouring), Unglazed Exterior

      Our porcelain mixing bowls are designed to perfectly combine both form and function. The exterior is left unglazed to expose the unique texture of porcelain and give the bowls a highly tactile appeal. The bowls have a good height to width ratio, generous pouring lip, elegant profile and continuous curve for...

      £22.50 - £180
    • Classical Cake Stand, 28cm
    • Classical Cake Stand, 28cm

      New to the John Julian Serveware collection, the Classical Cake Stand is an elegant take on a traditional piece.  Not just perfect for cake, the Classical Cake Stand is also an elegant centre piece for savoury treats such as cheeses, pies, and tarts. Hand thrown in porcelain at the John...

      £208 - £250
    • Classical Pinch Pot, fully glazed, with olives
    • Classical Porcelain Pinch Pots

      Introducing sculptural simplicity into everyday items is something we think about quite a lot. These pinch pots are hand thrown to Julian's original design and come in two sizes and both fully glazed and half glazed options. Ideal for everything from salt and pepper, to butter, to chutney, to jam, to olives......

      £13 - £31.50
    • Classical Cream Jug Glazed
    • Classical Cream Jug, Plain, 200ml

      Part of the Classical range, the jugs are hand-thrown in porcelain to a timeless design to compliment our classical mugs. The size and shape are designed to fit snugly in your hand, and add a touch of considered class to the tea tray.  Handmade in England. Material: Porcelain. H. 11cm, Diam. 6cm Care:...

      £23.50
    • Small Classical Coffee Mug John Julian
    • Classical Small Coffee Mug - Plain Porcelain

      The Classical Small Coffee Mug is a diminutive coffee mug perfect for using alongside a cafetiere of freshly brewed morning coffee or an after dinner pick-me-up. The Classical Small Coffee mug is scaled down version of the Classical Mug, designed to compliment the original. The images show the Classical Small...

      £20