Pestle & Mortars

Our Pestle & Mortars are considered the definitive article by top cooks including Nigel Slater (“I have the most perfect John Julian pestle and mortar already, a flat one for grinding that I use all the time.”) and Nigella Lawson ("Mine is a steel and granite one from John Julian"); and are objects of desire for serious foodies around the world. 

    • Black Granite Pestle & Mortar with Stainless Steel Handle
    • Black Granite Pestle & Mortar with Stainless Steel Handle

      Nigella Lawson loves our Black Granite & Stainless Steel Handle Pestle and Mortar and recommends it as her pestle & mortar of choice. Smooth, solid and cool-to-the-touch, this is the ultimate crushing and grinding tool. It has a stainless steel handle for extra weight, shaped for perfect grip and has a generous...

      £120
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Ball Pestle - Large
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Ball Pestle - Large

      Nigel Slater uses our large Ball Flat Pestle & Mortar, which he first bought from John Julian as a one-off piece. This design classic has since become a cornerstone of our range. The unique sculptural shape is hand-thrown, and the unglazed vitrified finish make it a real tactile pleasure to...

      £120
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Ball Pestle - Small
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Ball Pestle - Small

      Nigel Slater uses our porcelain Ball Flat Pestle & Mortar, which he first bought from John Julian as a one-off piece. This design classic has since become a cornerstone of our range. The unique sculptural shape is hand-thrown in our Wiltshire workshop. The unglazed vitrified finish make it a real tactile...

      £95
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Spear Pestle - Large
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Spear Pestle - Large

      The sculptural shape of the Spear design is both pleasing to the eye and practical to use. The unique shape and the unglazed vitrified finish make it a real tactile pleasure to use. The mortar is shallower than most, allowing more efficient and effective grinding and paste making. Works best (and is at its...

      £120
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Spear Pestle - Small
    • Porcelain Flat Mortar with Spear Pestle - Small

      The sculptural shape of the Spear design is both pleasing to the eye and practical to use. The unique shape and the unglazed vitrified finish make it a real tactile pleasure to use. It has a shallow mortar, adapted for better grinding and paste making. For best results, use the pestle with...

      £95
    • Black Granite Classic Ball Pestle & Mortar - Large
    • Black Granite Classic Ball Pestle & Mortar - Large

      Our iconic Ball Pestle & Mortar, as used by Nigel Slater is now available in Black Granite. Produced in Southern India to Julian's specified designs, this is a hard working piece that will be passed down through generations. Its flat mortar is ideal for grinding and paste making. For best results, use...

      £120
    • Black Granite Classic Spear Pestle & Mortar - Large
    • Black Granite Classic Spear Pestle & Mortar - Large

      Our iconic Spear Pestle & Mortar is now available in Black Granite.   Produced in Southern India to Julian's specified designs, this is a hard working piece that will be passed down through generations. Its flat mortar is ideal for grinding and paste making. For best results, use the pestle with...

      £120