Made by Mud

a chat with founder Shelley Simpson

Made by Mud

The iconic shapes and colour palettes of mud australia’s beautiful porcelain-wares can be found the world over, gracing the table settings of people’s homes, the kitchens of world famous chefs such as Nigella Lawson, as well as internationally renowned hatted restaurants like Momofuku. From elegant dining and serving accessories through to stunning pendant lights, mud’s hand made and designed pieces are ideal for both home spaces, as well as commercial projects.

Encompassed within mud’s lighting range is the Dome Light and Hat Light. Created for domestic and commercial usage, both lights are handmade in mud’s Sydney studio, meaning each individual light is subtly different. The result is a warm, organic aesthetic that brings new dimension to home, restaurant or office spaces.

The Dome Light, with its warm directional illumination, is designed to create intimate space within both large and small rooms. By contrast, the Hat Light is a sculptural take on traditional industrial lighting and is designed for areas that require good open light.

Founded in 1994 by Shelley Simpson, mud combines hand-made processes, clean lines, colour palette and functionality to produce its pieces. The secret behind mud’s unique look and feel is in the materials. Each piece is fashioned from Limoges porcelain sourced from France, once formed, the pigment is tinted to the body of the object at slip stage, producing that lush depth of colour.

Tactility adds an extra special touch to mud’s objects, achieved using a clear glaze applied to the interior of each piece, while the exterior is left untreated to produce a vitrified stone-like finish.

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