Tim Mitchell


Tim Mitchell's "archimorphic" sculptural works are whimsical and humorous, created with the intention to tickle the imagination and engage the senses. He worked as an architect for most of his career after graduating from Cornell, and architecture continues to influence the ceramic sculptures he creates.

His work references architectural proportions and structures such as columns, joists, and roof-like silhouettes. Although structure-like, the sculptures also have an animal-like quality that is brought to life with the addition of eyes, endowing each piece with its own unique personality and character. His aim is to find forms inclined toward allegory with the potential for mythological thinking and storytelling.

Each sculpture he creates is one-of-a-kind and fired in a wood-fired kiln, which produces beautiful and unpredictable glaze effects. Because of this, each facet of his sculptures have a unique color palette.