Len Carella started out as designer of footwear and leather goods but midway through his career, in 1998, he decided to change course and study ceramics at Parsons School of Design in New York.
His career move paid off, and today he has his own design company specializing in one-of-a-kind, small-scale production of tableware, decorative accessories and sculpture. He currently works full-time from his San Francisco studio in high-fire stoneware and porcelain.
Projects include his Marin stoneware kitchen collection for Waterworks, Serveware pieces for San Francisco's Octavia & Francis restaurants and M. Georgina in LA. He was featured in the ‘Hip-Pop’ pop-up shop at the American Craft Council Show in 2015, in San Francisco, where he won the Emerging Artist Award.
His work is currently available at Esqueleto in Oakland, Los Angeles & New York City; Spartan Shop in Portland, OR; Edible Gardens LA, Los Angeles; Hugomento, The House, and Themes+Projects in San Francisco.