Small Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar


(5 customer reviews)

John Julian’s iconic porcelain Small Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar are loved by customers and chefs alike. The unique sculptural shapes of the mortar and pestle are hand-thrown, and the unglazed finish make it a real tactile pleasure to use. It has a shallow mortar, adapted for better grinding and paste making as well as making it a statement piece for any kitchen.

For best results, use the pestle with a rocking motion. Please note these pieces are individually hand made, there may be some slight variation in size and detail.

“I have the most perfect John Julian pestle & mortar, a flat one for grinding that I use all the time”. Nigel Slater

  • Both Mortar and Pestle are hand thrown individually
  • Mortar: Approximately 18cm wide x 3.8cm high
  • Pestle: 10.5cm high
  • Easily cleaned in soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge.


More Details
As each piece is made by hand there will sometimes be some slight variation in colour and size, but we see this as part of their individual character and charm. To find out a bit more about how the John Julian Small Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar  came to be, read our Journal here >

Shipping prices are available at the checkout stage.

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Small Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar

  1. Alison B

    My pestle & mortar has arrived and is beautiful. I have rearranged things in my kitchen so that it is on display and can’t wait to use it!

  2. N. Evsie

    I’ve just been given the porcelain flat mortar and pestle as a gift and never has grinding Cumin seeds been such a pleasure.

  3. R.Jacobs

    Have the small version of the arrow pestle and mortar ( as used on tv by Nigel Slater). Excellent product that we would recommend to any one. It looks very good left out on the kitchen worktop, so no need to hide it away when not in use..

  4. K.Farley

    I purchased the ball handle design a few months ago and what a joy it is to use. It is very tactile and is sits on our new oak dresser when not in use, many positive comments have been made by friends and visitors alike.

  5. L.Roberts

    My husband has wanted one of these for months now, so decided to purchase one as a Father’s Day gift for him. He absolutely loves it. The design is beautiful and a joy to use.

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