Our Pestle & Mortars are considered the definitive article by top cooks including Nigel Slater (featured on Simple Suppers) and Nigella Lawson; and are objects of desire for serious foodies around the world.
The Porcelain Bowl Mortar with Ball Pestle was named one of the Designs of the Decade by The Sunday Times.
Why choose a pestle and mortar in porcelain?
It is a common misconception that porcelain is fragile. In fact porcelain is durable and hard, often used in medical and industrial applications. The strength comes from firing it at an extremely high temperature. Traditionally medicinal pestle & mortars were made in porcelain because of their durability.
“I have the most perfect John Julian pestle and mortar already, a flat one for grinding that I use all the time.” Nigel Slater.
"Mine is a steel and granite one from John Julian" Nigella Lawson.