Len Carella



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 currently works full-time from his San Francisco studio creating one-of-a-kind & site specific sculpture and hand made, small scale production functional ware. He works primarily in high fire stoneware and porcelain that often includes leather, cork 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.


His current show of sculpture and functional wares at the studio of John K Anderson Design runs from June-October 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

Beginning in 2019 he will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind pieces available through Minnesota Street Project-Editions.

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 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.