Jeffry Mitchell

Born: 1958
Place of Birth: Seattle, USA

Jeffry Mitchell takes a very direct approach to working, often eschewing refinements that commonly accompany many ceramic processes. The resulting pieces radiate an exuberant, unbridled immediacy. He feels that this unfettered approach is essentially relatable to our shared human experience. To explain this idea, Mitchell talks about a fundamental familiarity with clay that we all carry with us from our formative years. The imagery that he uses is also very accessible. Bears, 'elefants' (he prefers ‘f’ to ‘ph’), bunnies and flowers appear over and over in his work and though they can definitely be related to his own personal story, he feels that these to spring from an early and universally familiar place.

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