MUD TAKES PART IN MARRICKVILLE CREATIVE TRAILS

Our Marrickville studio recently opened its doors to the public as part of ‘Marrickville Creative Trails’, a local exploration of hidden studios, independent galleries and quirky artist run initiatives. For those of you who don’t know Sydney, Marrickville is a vibrant inner-city suburb with a great mix of residential, small industries and food – if you’re ever in Sydney and you like food, breweries, and bars we definitely recommend a trip.

A few of our dedicated Mud team turned up on the day and ran live demonstrations of the porcelain making process, while also providing the constant stream of interested visitors with a general tour of the studio space.

One of the day’s highlights was the launching of our brand new ‘Perfect Match’ mural, created by local artist Karen Farmer. The large scale mural, which can be seen any time you’re in the area, adorns the front and back of our studio and acknowledges some of our native birds while also sending a “Slow Down” message. Perfect Match is a unique initiative tackling unwanted graffiti through fostering legitimate creative expression and art in public spaces and brings artists, residents, businesses, property owners and community together to collaboratively create fantastic new street artworks in public places.

Photos by Lorrie Graham

 

JOIN US AT SHOPPE OBJECT NEW YORK

Join us Shoppe Object this August for the debut of two new exciting additions to the Mud Australia collection. Shoppe Object is the biannual independent design show which has now moved to a bigger, brighter Lower East Side location at Pier 36. You can register your attendance here. August 10-12, 2019 10am-6pm daily PIER 36 – 299 South St, New York

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MUD X TWO CHAPS DINNER

Continuing our celebration of Mud’s beautiful and durable bakeware, we teamed up with our friends at Two Chaps and Sparrow & Vine to host an intimate dinner baked and served entirely in Mud.   Two Chaps’ Kim and Mark created an entirely personalised and unique menu especially for the evening, featuring a decadent pine mushroom lasagne with Jerusalem artichoke béchamel and smoked scamorza, baked in a Mud Baker Medium. Mud founder Shelley Simpson also demonstrated how…

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BAKING AT HOME WITH SHELLEY SIMPSON

Mud founder Shelley Simpson has a very simple philosophy when it comes to the pieces she creates; “I want things that enhance our lives practically and aesthetically, not make it harder.” This is especially true with Mud’s bakeware range, which looks great and goes straight from the oven, to the table, to the dishwasher. “When I first started making Mud, I had a lot of things in my house that weren’t practical, especially serving pieces.…

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TWO GOOD FUNDRAISER DINNER

Two Good are a social enterprise supporting local women’s refuges and domestic violence survivors with their ‘Eat One, Treat One’ model. Ie. for every meal they sell, they donate one meal to a shelter. It’s a great service and, as of today, they’ve served over 82,000 meals to women in refuges across Sydney and Melbourne. At their recently held annual Two Good Fundraiser Dinner, with magnificent food by Peter Gilmore and Skye Gyngell, Mud Australia supplied the…

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CHOCOLATE SELF-SAUCING PUDDING

The Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding has been a favourite in Mud founder Shelley Simpson’s house for decades, and the reason the Pudding Bowl was created. It’s deep enough to ensure it doesn’t overflow in the oven, and looks beautiful served on a table with ice cream and strawberries.   1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder 1/2 cup (110g) firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 1 egg 60 gram butter, melted,…

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BAKEWELL TART

This classic English tart is the ultimate crowd pleaser. We baked ours in the Flan Dish in Red, which compliments the jam and raspberries perfectly.   For pastry: 100g butter softened 50g icing sugar 1 egg yolk beaten 200g plain flour For Frangipane filling: 200g softened butter 200g caster sugar 2 eggs 200g ground almonds 50g self raising flour 100g raspberry jam 60g crushed raspberries icing sugar to dust 50g flaked almonds 1. In a…

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EGGPLANT LASAGNE

This delicious, hearty vegetarian lasagne fits perfectly in our Baker Medium. For a smaller version, you can halve the ingredients and make it in our Baker Small.   Inspired by the Aubergine Lasagne by Jamie Oliver For pasta: 2 cups flour 3 large eggs, room temperature 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons water, or as needed For lasagne: 3 medium sized eggplants Ground salt 3 cloves of garlic A few sprigs of…

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ANY FRUIT & RICOTTA CAKE

A simple, fresh cake, perfect for lazy evenings with a cup of tea or coffee. The raspberries and peaches can be substituted with almost any fruit, so this can be made any time of year with whatever is in season.   180 gm sour cream, plus extra to serve ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda 180 gm plain flour 150 gm caster sugar 120 gm softened butter 90 gm hazelnut meal 1 tsp vanilla bean paste…

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MUD CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

2019 marks Mud Australia’s 25th year. We kicked off the celebrations with two beautiful events in the US – in LA & NY. The LA event was held in the mid-century Garcia House, designed by the American Modernist John Lautner. This mid-century Hollywood Hills classic home, generously provided by John McIllwee (Mud Australia lover), created the perfect atmosphere to celebrate our quarter of a century milestone.   The menu for the evening was designed and prepared…

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