Len Carella started working in ceramics in 1998 taking classes at Parsons School of Design in New York City midway through a 20 year career as a designer of footwear and leather goods.
He currently works full-time from his San Francisco studio creating one-of-a-kind & site specific installation art & sculpture in stoneware, porcelain, leather, glass, cork and textile and small batch functional ware in stoneware & porcelain for home and restaurant use.
His work is currently available at...
Spartan Shop-Portland, OR
Esqueleto-Oakland & Los Angeles, CA and New York City
Hugomento-San Francisco, CA
Edible Gardens LA-Los Angeles, CA
Themes+Projects Gallery-San Francisco, CA
Lan Jaenicke, San Francisco, CA
The House-San Francisco, CA
He created custom serve-ware pieces such as mugs, cappuccino & espresso cups, saucers, creamers, lanterns etc. for chef Melissa Perello's three award winning restaurants, Francis & Octavia-San Francisco and
M. Georgina-Los Angeles.
December 2021-January 2022: select works included in, 'The Five Year Journey', a group show at Hugomento, San Francisco, CA.
November-December 2021: participated in the group show, 'Rejoining:Urushi, Kintsugi and Beyond' at Hugomento, San Francisco, CA.
June-October 2019: sculpture and functional ware show, John K Anderson DesignStudio, San Francisco, CA.
In mid 2019, Chef Melissa Perello of Francis and Octavia restaurants in SF selected him to create custom serve-ware pieces for her new downtown Los Angeles restaurant, 'M. Georgina'.
From February-March 2019: he mounts his show, 'Shadows+Light' of sculptural installations at Esqueleto in Oakland CA
From February 2-March 31, 2018: a collection of his functional ware was featured at Hugomento Gallery in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.
In January 2018 he was again selected as a featured artist in 21Pop at Fog Art & Design Fair in SF.
From Aug. 4-Sept. 30, 2017: a large body of his sculpture was exhibited under the show title, ‘Line + Form’, at Themes & Projects Gallery at The Minnesota Street Projects in SF.
He was a selected artist to participate in the Goop Market in SF, April-May 2016
He was invited to be featured in the ‘Hip-Pop’ pop-up shop at the American Craft Council Show in August, 2015 in San Francisco, where he won the Emerging Artist Award.
2014 included the creation of a variety of serveware pieces for San Francisco resturant, ‘Octavia’.
In late 2014 one of his pieces was selected as ‘directors choice’ for the exhibit, ‘Southern Migration’ at AMOCA, The American Museum of Ceramic Art in Southern California.
In July 2014 he began working with Waterworks, designing and producing best selling collections for their kitchen & bath stores through September 2016.
He was selected to participate in the 2014 Fog Art & Design Fair/21Pop, in SF.
In February 2004 he was part of a group show at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.