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John Julian

Small Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar

Small Ball Pestle with Flat Mortar

Regular price £170.00 GBP
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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: 8.5cm high
  • Easily cleaned in soapy water with a soft cloth or sponge

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.

Hand Crafted

We hope that you will be happy with our products and appreciate their hand crafted qualities.

It is important to note that our artisan production methods are devised to produce products with individual character.

It is a central part of our ethos that the human hand is evident in the final product and therefore no two items that we produce are ever absolutely identical.

As each piece is made by hand there will sometimes be some slight variation in colour, detail and size, but we see this as part of their individual character and charm.


Elevate your dining experience by tailoring your tableware. At John Julian we offer a simple bespoke service using traditional techniques so that you can add a crest, monogram or logo to our tableware range. We create bespoke tableware sets for families as well as branded statement tableware for restaurants and hotels.

We can print and impress designs on our tableware using stamps. We can also add a hand painted line around the rims of our pieces. Occasionally we collaborate with other artists such as Makoto Kagoshima, Laura Carlin and Liz Hodges.

To discuss a bespoke commission, and to find out more please contact us

Net Zero

Caring for our planet and limiting our environmental impact is something that Julian is incredibly passionate about and we are always seeking ways to improve our practices.

John Julian is a member of the British Ceramic Confederation and Julian is a part of the Energy and Emissions Group which is working towards net zero emissions by 2050.

We consider our environmental impact at every turn.


Our packaging is carefully considered and is as eco friendly as possible.

We use cardboard boxes to ship our ceramics which can all be recycled, composted or reused.

We use recycled shredded cardboard from a renewable source as void filler (instead of bubble wrap) that can be reused or easily composted. It also makes great mulch on vegetable patches.

We also use 100% biodegradable and fully compostable packing peanuts.

Recycled paper, kraft paper and newsprint is used as much as possible and we occasionally re-use bubble wrap and other plastic material in our packaging but we never buy new.

International Delivery

We ship our products all over the world and welcome International customers.

The delivery charge for your order will be calculated at checkout but if you have any questions about international delivery please email us at for a quote. 

Delivery times will vary depending on your location and the time of year but we will send you a tracking link so that you can monitor the progress of your parcel once your order has been dispatched.

Please note that international packages may be subject to customs, duties or other fees that are calculated by country. The customer is responsible for paying any and all customs duties and fees.

UK Delivery

Delivery cost is calculated at checkout. 

At John Julian we aim to dispatch your John Julian pieces as soon as we can. Provided your piece is in stock, please allow 5-7 working days for First pieces to be dispatched.

We will contact you if your piece is made-to-order with a dispatch estimate. 

Once your order has been dispatched we will send you a unique reference number so that you can track the progress of your order.


As each piece is made by hand there will sometimes be some slight variation in colour, detail and size, but we see this as part of their individual character and charm.

Of course, if you are unhappy with a product and wish to return it we will gladly process a full refund (excluding original postage unless the item is faulty). Please contact us in the first instance at and we will be happy to help.

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