Len Carella started working in ceramics in 1998 at Parsons School of Design in New York City midway through a 20 year career as a designer of footwear and leather goods.
He works full-time from his San Francisco studio creating sculpture and hand made functional pieces that are one-of-a-kinds as well as small scale production in high fire stoneware and porcelain that often include leather, cork and braided thread details.
His work is currently available at Themes+Projects, Hugomento, March & MSP-Editions in San Francisco, Esqueleto in Oakland & Los Angeles, Edible Gardens LA in Los Angeles, Spartan Shop in Portland OR and Alumnae in NYC.
In February 2004 he was part of a group show at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
He was selected to participate in the 2014 Fog Art & Design Fair/21Pop, in SF.
In July 2014 he began working with Waterworks, designing and producing best selling collections for their kitchen & bath stores through September 2016.
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.
2014 included the creation of a variety of serveware pieces for San Francisco resturant, ‘Octavia’.
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.
He was a selected artist to participate in the Goop Market in SF, April-May 2016.
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.
In January 2018 he was again selected as a featured artist in 21Pop at Fog Art & Design Fair in SF.
From February 2-March 31, 2018, a collection of his functional ware was featured at Hugomento in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.
From February-March 2019 he mounts his show, 'Shadows+Light' of sculptural installations at Esqueleto in Oakland CA.
Beginning in 2019 he will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind pieces available through Minnesota Street Project-Editions in SF.
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