New services available

Mud Hut Company is now offering it’s expertise in Simple Authentic Living to deliver workshops in Real Living and Finding Happiess through Creativity for creative, home and work environments.  These are engaging, interactive and stimulating workshops that combine gently guided creative exercises with discussion.  The aim is to provide opportunity for creative engagement, absorption and awareness to enhance living.  Anyone interested in creative potential, team building and quality of life will benefit from our courses.

Please email jane@mudhutcompany.com for more info or phone Jane on 07854 629770.



we’ve been quiet for a bit..

it’s always busy, isn’t it?  And for us at mud hut company this year meant a change of address, so we’ve been taking a good look at where we are.

Since the gorgeous feature Homes and Gardens did on us in December we’ve received many compliments about the tiles.  It’s a huge boost for small companies to be supported by generous comments.  So thank you, if that’s been you.

A lot of enquiries come about where you can find mud hut company tiles.  We’re delighted that Grasse, a fabulous independent shop on Pulteney Bridge in Bath, now stocks a few of the tile designs from our website alongside number tiles, tiny alphabet tiles and other decorative pieces we make specifically for them.  Do take a look if you are visiting Bath for the day.

We have a sweet new tile, too – ‘leaf’ is our latest 10cm tile.  Here it is!



widcombe art trail today

good morning!  the sun is out and our tiles are on display at St Matthews church, Widcombe, Bath until 5.30 today.  Come and say hi to us and all the other talented artists showing their work on the Widcombe Art Trail :)



Sale!

Looking for a bargain? We will have new designs and some old stock available in st Matthewschurch, part of Widcombe Art Trail in Bath on 17th and 18th May. Come and say hi!



absolutely

‘we might learn more about humility by gazing at an arrangement of tiles than by studying the gospels…’

Alain de Botton writing about early theologians.

:)



my thanks to Arthur Scargill

Growing up in the 70s meant power cuts.  All credit to my parents, they were evenings of delight.  No electricity meant massive potatoes cooked in the log fire, embraced with dollops of butter.  Whilst they baked my Dad strummed his guitar and we all sang country songs, Mum crocheting a blanket (honest – it’s all true).  Formulative events in my taste for simplicity.

A year ago I made a decision to follow the simplicity I love.  Strangely, my new home is the first where there is no open fire.  I miss it, but fire is fire.  And candles on a Moroccan table bring the same vibrant light to a room.

So thank you, Arthur and friends, for unintentionally introducing me to the lovelier things in life.



Real interiors

This day is a good day to look at your home.

A home that works is good for the soul. It’s a feeling more than a look.  William Morris urged us to ‘keep nothing in your houses that you do not believe to be useful or perceive to be beautiful’.  I used this motto to guide my (massive) decluttering throughout last year.  I did it in stages.  The first was easy; things I didn’t like!

Make today your day to shed things you don’t like.  It’s the first step to an authentic  home.

Be happy :)

 



It’s not all just about beautiful tiles..

Starting mud hut company was the beginning of a journey.  Making tiles individually that were hand cut, each presenting their own flaws, joys and attributes boldly and unashamedly was a very new thing.  Three years ago it was going against the tide.  Guiding me was the Islamic principle that only God is perfect (causing carpet weavers traditionally to embed deliberate flaws into their designs) , and that it should subsequently be natural to celebrate naked individuality.

If you are looking for your home to be beautiful, it has to be honestly so.  If you strive too hard chances are you are striving for somebody else’s vision.  A borrowed or learnt perception of what beauty is.  Really understanding, and accepting, your own honest view of beauty takes a whole lot more understanding of yourself.

My passion is integration; Truth, beauty, homes and creativity.  As well as making tiles I teach, and style homes.  So this blog will feature all these aspects (and other gems of inspiration I come across) because at the end of the day what we are is what we have, and it’s there to be shared.

If you like it please make yourself known.  It’s good to have friends and followers.



Beauty

it’s the small things that cause us to reflect.  Enjoy the small, and remember it in your conversations.  The right words can transform lives.  Think about your words and enjoy them.  Use them well, because they can be beautiful.  Today I was affected by words published by Elena Giavini in her blog http://egiavini.bogspot.it/2014/01/the-mud-hut-company-with-love-and.html.  thanks Elena.  :) x.  Good luck with your heartfelt ventures, everyone.



we’re looking for specialist independent outlets..

If you are a really great independent specialist tile outlet looking for gorgeous unique tiles mud hut company would like to hear from you.