I have been making mills for over 12 years and really enjoy making items that people can use every day and love looking at too.
They will be made to order. I make every effort to create them for you as soon as possible after an order is placed, however please check the shop notice for current order lead times as I am sometimes very busy with fairs or exhibitions! As these are individually handmade they might have very slight variations from the set shown in the pictures.
The mills are 5 1/2" tall.
You can also order these mills in the taller 6 1/2" height for £210. Or you can have them made in any of the blobby bottlestopper colors (as you can see from the second photo).
I turn and carve these mills out of english sycamore - a beautiful renewable timber. The wood of the tops is airbrushed green with acrylic inks before being 'blobbed' -a texture created with acrylic texture paste, making them easy to grip even with wet hands. They are 'double blobbed' with two different greens to give it more depth and interest!
The bases are turned and then carved to create the fluted texture. They are airbrushed purple and rubbed back to enhance the ribs or the carving. The brass knobs will also have a soft brushed finish and a black or white resin dot to make identification easy. Both mills will have a durable, food safe, environmentally friendly finish, that can be gently cleaned with a toothbrush and beeswax and buffed with a soft cloth.
These mills feature a durable ceramic fully adjustable grinding mechanism. The mechanism produces unmatched consistency in grind while requiring only a slight twist to produce a significant amount of fresh, aromatic pepper or salt. The ceramic mechanism also means that any possible salt corrosion is avoided. They will also be hollowed inside so that you can fit in more stuff and don't have to refill so often! If they are never overtightened the mechanism will last for many years.
These mills would be a beautiful addition to your dining table or kitchen. They also make a wonderful wedding gift if you are brave enough!
I am also happy to make single mills (salt or pepper)in either design for £90 each. I can also make sets in any color combination of your choosing if you send me a sample!