In 1994, Shelley Simpson founded Mud Australia with the aim to create beautiful porcelain pieces for everyday use. “I love the smoothness and fineness of porcelain,” says Simpson. Based in Sydney, Simpson and her team make all items entirely by hand, so each and every Mud Porcelain Vase (2005) is one of a kind. A Melbourne native who grew up in vibrant spaces, she insists on tinting the porcelain clay throughout. The result is incredibly rich color depth that cannot be achieved with surface glazing. Each vase has a matte vitrified stone-like exterior that becomes smooth with handling and a clear glaze on the interior. All sizes were designed not to be too large – and hence too costly – to fill. “I love large vases,” explains Simpson, “but they remain empty at my house because the flowers to fill them cost more than the vases.” As with any handmade product, the Mud Porcelain Vase should be treated with care. Irregularities in size and texture are to be expected. Made in Australia.
Porcelain; clear glaze interior.
Small Oval: H 6" W 4" D 2" Medium Oval: H 8.75" W 6" D 3" Medium Round: H 8.75" Diameter 3.75"