Duly Mitchell

“There’s a lot of heartache in the failures inherent in this process,” he says, “but that’s what drives me to keep at it.” –Duly Mitchell

Duly was introduced to pottery when he was assigned to Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, following a tour of duty in Vietnam. “I was interested in positive energy, in creating something that people would enjoy,” he says. That was in 1970. Today he continues to work out of his Tucson studio experimenting with this high-fire vitreous technique that requires upwards of 2,400 degrees and twenty hours in the kiln.

You’ll have to brush up on your physics and chemistry to fully understand the process by which Duly Mitchell creates his crystalline porcelain. But you only have to love classical refinement and perfection to appreciate his handsome vases and jars individualized by shimmering crystal wafers floating on translucent surfaces. These willemite crystals grow onto the surface in an unpredictable and random pattern in colors that range from champagne to adobe, aqua to cobalt blue and sea foam green. “Many people are familiar with commercial porcelain which is glaze fired at a lower temperature to avoid distortion.” Duly, however, must mature both the clay and the glaze at the same time, pushing the porcelain to its limit. Overcoming the unpredictability of the process has led Duly to develop a variety of techniques.

Duly Mitchell

Duly Mitchell

Print Artist Bio

“There’s a lot of heartache in the failures inherent in this process,” he says, “but that’s what drives me to keep at it.” –Duly Mitchell

Duly was introduced to pottery when he was assigned to Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, following a tour of duty in Vietnam. “I was interested in positive energy, in creating something that people would enjoy,” he says. That was in 1970. Today he continues to work out of his Tucson studio experimenting with this high-fire vitreous technique that requires upwards of 2,400 degrees and twenty hours in the kiln.

You’ll have to brush up on your physics and chemistry to fully understand the process by which Duly Mitchell creates his crystalline porcelain. But you only have to love classical refinement and perfection to appreciate his handsome vases and jars individualized by shimmering crystal wafers floating on translucent surfaces. These willemite crystals grow onto the surface in an unpredictable and random pattern in colors that range from champagne to adobe, aqua to cobalt blue and sea foam green. “Many people are familiar with commercial porcelain which is glaze fired at a lower temperature to avoid distortion.” Duly, however, must mature both the clay and the glaze at the same time, pushing the porcelain to its limit. Overcoming the unpredictability of the process has led Duly to develop a variety of techniques.


Duly Mitchell

Small Porcelain Bowl

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Small Porcelain Bowl

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Small Porcelain Bowl

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Porcelain Bowl

$ 100.00

Duly Mitchell

Porcelain Bowl

$ 100.00

Duly Mitchell

Porcelain Bowl

$ 100.00

Duly Mitchell

Porcelain Bowl

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue And Amber Porcelain Bottle

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Gray Porcelain Form

$ 140.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue And Gray Porcelain Form

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue And Gray Porcelain Form

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Tan Porcelain Form

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Tan Flower Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Tan Flower Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Red And Blue Flower Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue And Gray Flower Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Tall Seafoam Green Flower Vase

$ 250.00

Duly Mitchell

Tall Blue Flower Vase

$ 250.00

Duly Mitchell

Cobalt Blue Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Gray And Blue Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Sage Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Tan Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Gray Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Tan Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Red And Cream Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Blue Flower Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Tan Vase

$ 270.00

Duly Mitchell

Tall Light Blue Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Tall Gray Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Tall Cream Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Large Green Vase

$ 350.00

Duly Mitchell

Cobalt Blue Porcelain Bottle

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Blue Porcelain Bottle

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Purple Porcelain Bottle

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Tan Porcelain Form

$ 100.00

Duly Mitchell

Green Porcelain Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Cobalt Blue Tall Porcelain Vase

$ 300.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue And Tan Porcelain Vase

$ 300.00

Duly Mitchell

Cream Porcelain Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Dark Gray Porcelain Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Tan Porcelain Cylinder Vase

$ 180.00

Duly Mitchell

Seafoam Green Porcelain Vase

$ 375.00

Duly Mitchell

Pale Green Porcelain Vase

$ 270.00

Duly Mitchell

Dusty Rose Porcelain Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase

$ 200.00

Duly Mitchell

Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Blue Porcelain Vase

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Blue Porcelain Vase

$ 180.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Blue Porcelain Vase

$ 180.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Green Porcelain Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Gray, Red And Cream Porcelain Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Dusty Rose Porcelain Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue Porcelain Form

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Brown Porcelain Form

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Seafoam Green Porcelain Form

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Light Blue Porcelain Form

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple And Gray Plate

$ 120.00

Duly Mitchell

Winter White Open Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

White Crystalline Cylinder

$ 180.00

Duly Mitchell

Turquoise Vase

$ 260.00

Duly Mitchell

Tan Bowl

$ 120.00

Duly Mitchell

Red And Blue Open Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Purple, Gray And Green Bowl

$ 100.00

Duly Mitchell

Pale Purple Bowl

$ 120.00

Duly Mitchell

Pale Green Bulb

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Lavender Vase

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Green Vase

$ 180.00

Duly Mitchell

Green Flowering Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Cobalt Blue Vase

$ 150.00

Duly Mitchell

Cobalt Blue Flowering Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Blue And Gray Bottle

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Amber Flowering Vase

$ 240.00

Duly Mitchell

Amber Bulb

$ 140.00

Duly Mitchell

Amber Bowl

$ 120.00

Duly Mitchell

Amber Bottle

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Amber Bottle

$ 80.00

Duly Mitchell

Amber And Blue Bowl

$ 120.00

Duly Mitchell

Green Bulb

$ 150.00