MUD - now a globally recognised brand with stores in Australia, London and New York - has gone from strength to strength since 1994 when Shelley Simpson, MUD creator and Director, took her first steps in establishing the brand. It was one Christmas when a large family group had gathered around the table to eat, that Shelley identified the need for good quality lightweight fine porcelain pieces in tidy sizes and intelligent shapes. She then set out to source the best materials - in the case of MUD that is fine Limoges porcelain - and to design pieces both functional and minimalistic in form. Rather than applying coloured glazes to the fired forms, Shelley added pigment to the porcelain, ensuring a thorough even-ness of colour.
Today, MUD Australia is one of the market leaders in stunning, aspirational tableware.
On Thursday October 27th Table Culture had the honour and privilege of hosting Shelley and partner James Kirton in store for a night of bubbles, great food and excellent table-styling advice! Shelley invited our loyal MUD customers to watch as she styled a holiday tabletop with pieces in mist, bottle green, milk and pops of red. Addressing customer questions as she worked, Shelley gave insights into the reasoning behind the design of certain pieces, and explained how each piece is meticulously made by hand in their Sydney factory by skilled and experienced ceramicists.
As the 'French 75's' cocktails were coming hard and fast from James' deft hands, Shelley demonstrated how changing up just one or two pieces or colours could completely transform the landscape of your table. MUD is all about adding your own personality and flair to your table - it should be a reflection of who you are, and what you'd like to communicate.
All attendees were placed in a draw to win a gorgeous MUD XL Nest Bowl, and as the evening's festivities drew to a close, a winner was picked! Lucky lady Jane scooped the pool and went home with smiles and a new statement MUD piece for her home.
Each attendee left for the evening with a special MUD Australia gift in their goodie bag.
You can shop a selection of MUD products currently online by clicking here OR call the store on 93806233 to ask about current stock availability. And remember - you can place a special order for any shape in any of the 18 colours pictured below with Table Culture for delivery between 3-4 weeks.
Top row: Mist, Blue, Pistachio, Steel, Pink, Red
Middle Row: Dust, Ash, Duck Egg, Slate, Yellow, Orange
Bottom Row: Milk, Sand, Wasabi, Bottle Green, Citrus, Plum