Mud Talks 01 | Meaningful Business in 2020

Last month we held our first ‘Mud Talks’,  an ongoing series aimed at bringing together communities. Our debut event explored how to be a meaningful business in 2020. Hosted by Annabel Crabb, we were virtually joined by a global audience with viewers as far flung as Russia and New York. For those who missed the talk live, we invite you to watch the discussion on our YouTube Channel. We’re already planning our second Mud Talks for November, so make sure to subscribe to our Mud YouTube Channel to keep in the loop!

In the meantime, have a look at the first Mud Talks below –

Julia Ostro’s One Pot Roast Chicken

In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, we roasted Julia Ostro's One Pot Roast Chicken in our Pebble Bowl Large. It's a wonderfully easy transition into Fall cooking and the perfect example of our Pebble Bowl's oven-to-table functionality. INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4-6) 600g waxy potatoes such as kipfler or nicola 1kg chicken thighs, bone in, skin on 1 lemon 1 bulb of garlic, halved horizontally Handful each of oregano and thyme, plus extra to garnish 60ml white wine Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling…
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#MudMutts Giveaway

In celebration of all our loyal dogs and their indispensable friendship during these strange times, we're launching a #MudMutts giveaway for you and your pup! Competition closed - winners will be announced Monday 28 September, AEST Thank you for posting! How to enter – For your chance to win 1 of 3 Mud Australia x Animals in Charge gift packs worth over $600AUD, follow these 3 steps... 1. Snap your mutt and upload to Instagram…
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Mud Visual Essay No. 2 | Anna Pogossova

For the launch of our porcelain bakeware in INK, Moscow-born, Sydney-based photographer Anna Pogossova documents the range, referencing classical Still Life Imagery and Yves Klein’s performative paintings with blue pigment. "The colour blue, and the finish of the ceramics remind me of Johannes Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, with bread and blue drapery, touches of yellow and cream walls. I also think of Yves Klein blue." Anna unpacks her Visual Essay for us through Q&A. Was there…
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Mud Visual Essays No. 1 | Holly Gibson

Welcome to the first in a series of what we're calling 'Visual Essays'. For the team at Mud, nurturing community is one of our key core values. In the spirit of this we are excited to launch 'Visual Essays'. Designed to be a collaborative online series, Visual Essays is an open space for dialogue and engagement with creatives on the internet. To debut our Visual Essay series, we've engaged Sydney-based photographer Holly Gibson to shoot…
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Kristen Allan’s homemade baked ricotta

Baked ricotta with fennel, orange & rosemary infused honey Recipe by Kristen Allan For the honey: 150ml local raw honey (we recommend @honey_fingers) 2 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 small sprig of rosemary 1 large piece of orange peel If you can, infuse the honey a few days ahead of serving to allow the flavor of the fennel & orange to really shine. Place all your ingredients into a small saucepan. Gently bring…
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Cardamom Spiced Flower Cookies

Inspired by baker Loria Stern’s floral creations, we baked up a batch of our own spiced shortbread cookies using edible flowers on our new Slice Tray. This is a really delicious recipe and the flowers definitely added an extra taste dimension! We foraged the edible flowers locally around our studio neighbourhood in Marrickville (Sydney) and found Violets, Lavender, Egyptian starclusters, Geraniums, Marigolds, Dandelions, Nasturtiums, Hairy Beggarticks and Chrysanthemums. You can also use soft herbs such as Chocolate-mint and Rosemary, and many local grocers…

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Behind the Piece — The Pebble Story

Story: The Pebble Bowl Collection Designed: 1999 - present Sizes: Extra Large, Large, Medium, Cereal and Small Colours: All 19 shades The best things often hail from mistakes. Our best-selling silhouette, the Pebble Bowl emerged from an experiment with a lighting piece. Shelley Simpson was prototyping a light for a well known department store, when the pebble shaped lamp base broke in two during firing, leaving a nicely dimensioned flat-bottomed bowl – and thus the Pebble was born! Mud…
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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…

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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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