Jeffry Mitchell creates idiosyncratic sculptures, drawings, and prints that integrate themes such as religion, sex, childhood, and nature. Primarily working as a ceramicist, Mitchell combines elements of fine art with decorative and folk-art traditions. His works reference diverse sources, from early American glazes and Pennsylvania Dutch pickle jars to Chinese and Japanese aesthetic traditions. Mitchell received his MFA in printmaking from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. Exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Henry Art Gallery; Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma; and the Missoula Art Museum, among other locations. He has received numerous awards including the Neddy Artist Fellowship, a Stranger Genius Award, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant. Mitchell's work is held in private and public collections including the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, New York Public Library, Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and Philadelphia Art Museum.
Mitchell’s work has been shown at the Frye in Mw [Moment Magnitude] (October 13, 2012 – January 20, 2013 and Recent Acquisitions: Jeffry Mitchell (February 2 – July 24, 2022).