Colour and Light Play — Introducing our 2020 Campaign

We’re excited to share with you our annual 2020 campaign. It’s a bright, fun and colourful exploration of our range seen in a fresh new way. Keep an eye out for our new Slice Tray and Wine Cup, amongst the rest of the Mud offering.

“My idea for the catalogue was to provide a counterpoint to our usual somewhat quieter design approach. This time we’ve deliberately avoided the obvious utilitarian nature of our pieces and instead played with the fragile perception of porcelain to create delicious tension and drama.  The result is loud, bold and dramatic and I love it.

Part of the pleasure of bringing the catalogue to life was working with Petrina Tinslay (photographer), Emma Knowles (foodstylist) and Alan Lippert (creative director). They’re all great people at the top of their game who I know really well. Collectively they bring a great energy which allows us to be a little more experimental and playful with our ideas”.

— Shelley Simpson

 

Shop our catalogue here.

PANTRY STAPLE SERIES: Charlotte Ree of Just Desserts

Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe By Charlotte Ree Baker and author of Just Desserts Charlotte Ree is one of our go-to cake magicians. In times of crisis you turn to baking and when there’s no flour on the supermarket shelves, you go flourless! So Charlotte has kindly shared her delicious flourless Lemon Olive Oil cake, which is not too sweet, suits all citrus and is just that little bit salty in the most wonderful way!…

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PANTRY STAPLE SERIES: Nick Smith from Rising Sun Workshop

Pickled Shiits Recipe By Nick Smith Head chef and co-founder and head chef Nick Smith of Rising Sun Workshop has kindly shared his delicious pickled shiitake mushroom recipe.  Give it a spin with different mushrooms or vegetables about to turn in your kitchen, and eat them with just about anything!  INGREDIENTS 4 cups of used (make a vegetable stock with them first) dried shiitake mushrooms  1 cup soy sauce (we use gluten free kikoman) 1…

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PANTRY STAPLE SERIES: Claire Ptak from Violet Cakes Bakery

Bakewell Tart Fingers Recipe By Claire Ptak This nostalgic bar is often in the cake case at Violet Cakes Bakery and is a firm favourite amongst customers. While we tend to use raspberry jam, you could certainly use a mixture of raspberry and strawberry, or something entirely alternative like apricot – finally an excuse to use it all up. The same applies for the nuts, if you don’t have ground almonds to hand in your…

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PANTRY STAPLE SERIES: Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Borlotti Bean Soup With Maltagliati Recipe By Julia Busuttil Nishimura SERVES 4 6 Maltagliati, literally meaning ‘poorly cut’, are made from the offcuts of pasta dough left after preparing more precise shapes, such as tagliatelle or lasagne. I’ve included a recipe for a small quantity of pasta dough, in case you don’t have any pasta scraps hanging around, or you can simply throw in 120 g of dried pasta, which will require a little longer…

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Pantry Staple Recipes Shared By Our Chef + Cook Friends

Self-isolation means we’re spending more time in the kitchen. So we’re reaching out to some of our chef and cook friends to give us some daily inspiration. Each week we will be sharing recipes you can easily cook at home, with not many ingredients and with a focus on simple pantry staples. Expect great names in the game: Nigella Lawson, Donna Hay, Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery, Julia Busuttil Nishimura of Ostro and Paul West…

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A Letter To Our Mud Community

To our Mud community: 2020 has been a tough start. There is no denying we’re in a very strange, difficult and unprecedented place. Thank you everyone who has bought some Mud over the last few weeks. Right now, like everyone else, we’re doing what we can to keep our team and business safe. With no clear end in sight, we’ve devastatingly had to stand down, not retrench, many of our fantastic team until the situation…

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Fighting Fire With Fire

Fighting Fire with Fire is an event to raise funds to assist people and their communities directly affected by the fires. About this Event We are all deeply saddened and shocked by the devastating and tragic fires currently ravaging our country. It’s with great disbelief that we even begin to imagine the hardship these communities are going through having lost their homes, land, livestock and at worst, family members. In true Porteño style, we’re Fighting Fire…

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Gifts for the Minimalist

[soliloquy id=”0″] Refined, considered pieces with an emphasis on function, composition and colour. The Minimalist loves objects that work equally well on the table or as a standalone still life. Click on the images below and start shopping.

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Gifts for the Entertainer

[soliloquy id=”0″] Platters, XL bowls and serving pieces for that special drinks event. Oven to table cookware, salad bowls and platters for spontaneous dinner parties. For this person, any occasion is a great excuse to bring the gang together. Click images below to start shopping.

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