Stoneware Pestle & Mortar

Stoneware Pestle & Mortar


A visually pleasing, yet practical stoneware pestle and mortar, handmade by Lily Pearmain.

The pestle is hollow, making it light and easy to hold, with a pleasingly heavy mortar to keep all the spices contained. Ideal for grinding smaller quantities of spices and peppercorns, or great for crushing garlic. Both components are hand thrown on the potters wheel using a dark stoneware clay.

Microwave and dishwasher safe, although we would recommend hand washing for extra care.

Please note that as all the pieces are individually handmade in small batches, they can vary slightly, making each one truly unique.

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Lily Pearmain

London, UK

Lily Pearmain makes contemporary ceramics by hand, using traditional methods.

She studied Russian at UCL before turning her hand first to sourdough baking, and then on to pottery. Whilst baking, Lily became interested with the processes involved in making, and this approach is evident in her ceramic work today.

Driven by experimentation and new processes and approaches to clay as a material, her work is clean and contemporary and often focussed on simple forms. She works predominantly on the potters wheel, even for sculptural pieces, and favours minimal glazing.