Small Mortar and Pestle

Small Mortar and Pestle


Hand build mortar and pestle. Recycled pinyon pine (dead) branch. It’s not very big but this mortar can be used to grind dry herbs, wild spices or a couple of garlic cloves. It comes with two pestles so one of them would fit your hand. The pestle are made of recycled dead pinyon pine branches.


Made with a mix of unprocessed local wild clay (Valyermo – Southern California) and clay from Duluth Minnesota. The collected clay is reduced into powder using my stone grinder (Molcajete) then water is added to reach the right consistency and make the clay workable.


Mortar is glazed inside and partly glazed outside with homemade transparent glaze (made from non-toxic natural ingredients). Clay colored with various iron oxides. Wood was treated with beeswax.


Fired 3 times at cone 03 (2014 °F – 1100 °C) using my electric kiln.



D: 4 inches (10 cm)

H: 2 inches (5 cm)

W: 5.6 ounces (162 gr)


Don't forget to read the section about pottery care.




Shipping Information: I use USPS Priority mail for shipping within the US and USPS Priority International mail for international customers. Packages go out three to seven business days from the day of purchase.


Priority mail takes two to five days to deliver in the US. International orders may take much longer to arrive.


Refunds will be offered if the item is damaged during shipment. Send me and email and photos clearly indicating the extent of damage to the box, packing materials, and item.


Either a full refund, exchange, or store credit in the same amount will be made.