Seth Rogen makes ashtray, raffling off vase to store them

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Seth Rogen makes ashtray, raffling off vase to store them

Seth Rogen was sitting in a Zoom interview with Vogue and rolled a just-rolled joint through his fingers. He talked about raffling off some of his handmade vases to make room in his closet for more of them.

Rogen seems to be most excited about his new hobby as a potter and more specifically making ashtrays despite his role as Benny in Steven Spielberg's coming-of- age film The Fabelmans and last year s launch of Houseplant.

My journey with pottery and Houseplant was kind of parallel in a very nice way, it seemed like no one had made a new one in the last 30 years, Rogen said, adding that the search for nice ashtrays for his own home forced him to become a serious potter. He soon began experimenting with ashtray designs and rolling trays that have become prototypes for some of Houseplant's bestsellers.

I couldn't be happier because of the brand that I was already doing. Rogen worked in his home pottery studio during the Pandemic. He said that having his own kiln is like a real revelatory thing in terms of learning and experimenting, and he said of the creative freedom that eventually resulted in his gloopy glaze technique, which recently turned up as one of Houseplant's coolest ashtrays.

Rogen has accumulated a lot of his own work. He admits that he has a closet full of shit. Rogen is launching Handmade by Seth, a company that gave away a lot of his pieces to friends and charity auctions, in which four original vases will be given away to four lucky winners via a raffle on houseplant.com starting Wednesday Sept. 28 and running until Oct. 4.

I have no desire to hoard these things for myself, he said of the pieces that are named for characters from Point Break and Demolition Man, this seemed like a fun way to get them into people's hands. Rogen shared his creative process, life philosophy and why weed is wellness for him, at least for him.

He said that pottery is very comforting and is usually the opposite of most jobs and has been around for tens of thousands of years.

Rogen said he got into design and art through comic books and with friends who did graffiti in high school.

Smoke Weed: I've been smoking since I was 13 years old, which is not necessarily something I recommend! It's been well documented for me. I just smoke weed every day and I love it. I need to thank God because it seems to be what I need. Keep Family Close: Rogen talks about the beauty of collaborating with his wife Lauren Miller Rogen in creative pursuits.