‘JUST FOR FUN’: Santa Rosa Beach artist uses clay to ‘create happiness’

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 05:40 PM.

The two also work together during their European travels during the summertime, when she teaches painting seminars. He said the scenery and works of pottery in Spain, France, Italy and Greece inspire him “to come back and work harder.”

Mitchell says that since his artist mother, Darlene Mitchell, first introduced him to clay, he has been hooked.

“You can do anything with clay,” he said. “It’s just so versatile.”

He added that the touchability of the completed art also sets it apart from other mediums.

“You might not want to touch a painting,” he said. But clay, “You can pick it up and hold it in your hand.”

Mitchell’s pieces offer something for every budget, ranging from $15 to $300.

“I need to have … something for the college student and something someone might want to put in their home as a centerpiece,” he said.



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