Andesite Mortar & Pestle
Handmade in New Zealand from Andesite rock collected in Northland.
Mortar and Pestles are one of the most ancient food preparation tools around. You simply can't beat the aromas created from freshly pounded ingredients. When making a Thai Curry Paste, a pesto, Ras el Hanout, Dukkah or whatever your favourite spice blend is. The majority of great chefs still use the mere and modest mortar and pestle while creating masterpieces in their restaurants.
You will love this artefact style mortar and pestle, with its natural exterior. Mortar and pestles are the original and traditional device for grinding your herbs and spice, giving you the aromatic aroma of your fresh ingredients.
Grinding Capacity: Small, 3/4 Cup; Medium, 1 Cup; Large, 1.5 Cups.
About the Maker
Being a self-taught artist, Amie began experimenting with stone in 2009. She created her first mortar and pestle out of necessity, while living on an island off the coast of the Coromandel.
She has been living permanently in the stunning volcanic landscape of Whangarei Heads, for about 5 years with her family. Amie has always found great strength in the great outdoors. It is a pleasure connect her passions of art, nature and cuisine to create unique works from stone.
Amie works primarily with stone, keeping her pieces authentic, sustainable and Eco-driven. She believes in longevity of a piece: high quality in terms of workmanship, detail, stone hardness and beauty, lasting simple designs to be treasured over generations.