Len Carella started out as designer of footwear and leather goods but midway through his career he decided to change course and study ceramics at Parsons School of Design in New York.
He currently works full-time from his San Francisco studio in high-fire stoneware and porcelain, creating some of the most durable ceramic wares available, often incorporating leather, braided thread, and cork details.
Carella also creates ceramic wall installations, exploring the limits of his high-fire materials. We asked Len about his goals for his work as well as his ideas about installation space and his creative practice. Stay tuned for insightful quotes about the ceramic practice of Len Carella: