Permanent Collection

Mortar and Pestle - Indigo Matte


Mortar and Pestle - Indigo Matte


Ceramic mortar and pestle based on a Japanese suribachi. This piece is perfect for making vinaigrettes, pounding sauces or grinding spices. 

Approx 7.5 inches in diameter and 3.25 inches deep. Please note that, due to each piece being thrown and glazed by hand, size and color vary very slightly.   

Pre-use instructions: We recommend doing a preliminary seasoning before first use: mix sesame seeds or rice with coarse salt, and grind thoroughly. This should remove any remaining clay grit and is a good preparatory process for any unseasoned clay kitchen tools. Keep your wood pestle clean and dry, and condition with mineral oil as needed.

Care Instructions: Hand wash only. Clean pestle with warm water and little or no soap and treat with pure mineral oil as needed. Soak mortar in warm water before gentle hand wash. Dry thoroughly.

Please use caution when using on fragile surfaces. We suggest keeping a dish towel under mortar on countertops.

Add Pestle for $20.


Shipping & Returns


Permanent Collections offers UPS Ground shipping on all U.S. domestic orders. International shipping to Canada and Europe is available via DHL and UPS.

Orders are processed one time per week, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. All orders ship from Berkeley, CA. Availability of products is not guaranteed. If you have ordered an item that is not available or that is delayed, we will notify you via email or telephone. When your order is processed, you will receive a shipment confirmation email with the shipping tracking number. Residents of California will pay state tax on their purchase (8.75%)

Expected arrival date for international orders is approximately 10-14 days from the order date. For international orders, a customs duty will be charged to you depending upon the country in which you reside and the cost of the product you have ordered. Permanent Collection is NOT responsible for payment of this duty. Please consult an online duties calculator before placing your order, as this charge could amount to a few hundred additional dollars for which you will be liable.


Should you wish to return an item, it must be in unused, unworn, unwashed, unaltered, and in undamaged condition and returned within 30 days of purchase. All returns must include original packaging: any boxes, hangers, garment bags, and other packaging materials.

To begin the return process, please contact us at We will then email you a return UPS shipping label and a return packing slip for you to mark with the reason(s) for your return. Repackage the item(s) you would like to return and place the prepaid UPS return label on the outside of the box you’ll ship back to us at:

Drop off your shipment at a UPS Store (find your nearest store at or at any UPS facility.

As soon as we receive your return, we’ll let you know in an e-mail and make sure that your refund is processed within 7 days. It may take up to 14 business days from the date we process your refund for it reflect on your original form of payment.

We reserve the right to deny refunds if the merchandise returned does not meet our return policy requirements.


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