Our stoneware Mortar and Pestle are popular because the coarser than normal and vitreous fired clay lends itself to rapid grinding. I am also able to make them heavier than normal which enhances grinding efficiency via the increased weight and mass of the set. I make them in many glaze colors with this generous size perfect for most users. One customer insisted on ordering a huge set which she describe was essential to properly blend the finest traditional salsa.
As cited by Wikipedia — “Mortar and pestle are two tools used with each other to mill (grind) and mix substances. The mortar is bowl-shaped, and used to hold the substance to be ground. Mortars have smooth, rounded bottoms and wide mouths. The pestle is a stick used for pounding and grinding.”