Permanent Collection

Small Mortar and Pestle


Small Mortar and Pestle


Though we love a Japanese style ceramic mortar and pestle with a ridged interior, sometimes we need a smaller tool with a smooth bowl to accomplish specific culinary tasks. Use this mortar and pestle to do things like pound garlic to add to an aioli or marinade, crush spices for stews or sauces, or make a chili paste. Inspired by ancient examples of this prehistoric tool, its heavy, solid pestle makes pulverizing ingredients easy. After use, simply wipe clean with a damp sponge. Each mortar and pestle is hand-thrown in an earth-toned British clay by Edmund Davies, the London-based studio potter who also makes our candleholders

This item is currently available for pre-order and will be ready to ship by September.

Stoneware Mortar and Pestle.

Made by hand with variations in sizes and texture.

Made exclusively for Permanent Collection by E.F. Davies.



Shipping & Returns


Moratr is approx 5.5" in diameter and 2.75"deep

Pestle is approx 5.5" long and 2.5" diameter on the wide end and 1.25" diameter on the narrow end.

E.F. Davies

E.F. Davies

Edmund Davies is a studio potter based in East London whose practice revolves around the production of functional wheel-thrown pieces. After training in architecture, Davies began working in clay through a membership at Turning Earth, an open-access ceramics studio in Hoxton, London. Though still applying the rigorous attention to structure, ergonomics and elegance that architecture demands, he turned his focus to small-scale objects intended for everyday use. His work incorporates a variety of British clay bodies, sourced primarily in Staffordshire and Cornwall, often blending them to make specific colors and textures, while taking a minimal, restrained approach to glazing and palette. Davies also teaches at Hoxton Gardenware, a nonprofit that empowers and employs local youth in the production of small-batch terracotta planter pots.


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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