Seth Rogen has been getting high and making beautiful pottery all year

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I always imagine that some day, I’ll have the time to be really creative and artistic, and in those fantasies, I’m usually becoming a great amateur photographer or a badass painter. The lockdown should have been a moment where I really delved deeper into that stuff. But I didn’t. Seth Rogen did though. Rogen has spent the lockdown getting high and doing pottery. Throwing pots, that’s the terminology, right? This week, Rogen posted this to Twitter:

And the reaction was “omg, so pretty!” and “wait, you do pottery?” It’s just such a cool, unexpected thing from Seth Rogen. I mean, I knew he had hidden depths, but he still seems like the kind of guy who would have spent 2020 getting high and playing video games. But no. He was getting high and playing with his kiln. I feel like Seth should get bonus points for the paint and designs he’s making too. Really beautiful, unexpectedly so. And now everyone’s like “Seth, please make me something” or “where I can buy these, they’re beautiful.” Wouldn’t it be great if Seth quietly set up an Etsy pottery side-business? I’ll take all the ones in blue and green. Also: he truly has been doing this ALL YEAR. He must have gotten his whole set-up a while ago, and it looks like he’s really just spent the year perfecting his beautiful ceramic art.

These are all photos of Seth’s pottery from his Instagram:

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Photos courtesy of Seth’s social media.

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  1. FrenchGirl says:

    Bravo!!

  2. Libellule says:

    These looks really good. I’ve been trying ink painting (sumi-e) during lockdown but my attemps at painting birds look like someone threw up ink on the paper

  3. smee says:

    No pottery bong?

  4. Astrid says:

    I see some things I like! And now I feel like a slacker for spending my lock down watching TV and gaining weight.

  5. Zaya says:

    He’s been doing it for awhile now, prepandemic.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes it’s evident by the craftsmanship and quality that he’s been doing this for a while. This is not the work of a novice. It’s not my taste, but those glazes that look almost like Ikat fabric are really unique and cool.

    • Godwina says:

      I can do without the heavy patterns, but the monochromatic ones with the ripple shape are right out of late-19C/early 20C Europe, the kind of things you see in design museums in Czechia or Denmark. LOVE, and would put one in my home (since the museums would frown on my making off with one of their own).

  6. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

    These are really beautiful pieces. They look like the kind of thing that Architectural Digest would feature as a small shop with high-end pieces.

    Also, I am really enjoying these positive stories about celebrities and what they have been up to during the pandemic. If you are taking votes, I vote to keep these coming!

    • Nanea says:

      Here’s another vote for positive pandemic-related stories from celebs.

      And instead of having these featured on AD, wouldn’t it be nice to see some pieces auctioned off for charity?

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      Hear, hear! I’m also a fan of the positive pandemic related stories.

      Also, I want to get high and make pottery. It sounds dreamy.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Wow, he’s pretty good! That is not an easy thing to do. I took classes all through high school, and then here and there after, but I’m way out of practice.
    I paint, and I sadly have not had much time to do it the past few months, as work has been CRAZY, but hopefully things calm down a bit into the winter.

  8. Melissa says:

    I’ve been dabbling in ceramics as a hobby for over a decade. It’s so relaxing and centering. Awhile back he made the comment that his vases tend to look like butt plugs and now I can’t unsee that! He is very talented though!

  9. swedish chef says:

    Good that he has found a healthy hobby (pottery) and can get high all day and stay comfortable, but it’s hard not to compare him to the millions of people who can’t afford to eat, are losing their homes etc. who I was just reading about on another site.

    • Chaine says:

      ITA. Thousands a day are dying, people are losing their jobs and businesses and homes and he is talking about his lazy life getting stoned and making pottery??? read the room, dude. Maybe it’s just me, but even if there wasn’t a pandemic, I just can’t with middle-aged guys who still make a big deal about smoking pot. Smoke all you want, just stop talking about it like you’re in junior high. They bore the heck out of me.

    • AmelieB says:

      I really feel like the pandemic is showcasing the stark financial contrast between the rich and the poor in the US. He has the money to be able to concentrate on his artwork during a pandemic. The majority of us are not offered that luxury. It makes me wonder how many really creative people their are out there who will never get to explore their creative side simply because they are poor and will never have the luxury of financial security. I hope he realizes how unbelievably lucky he is.

    • Nina says:

      I don’t know if Seth Rogan is the one to criticize for this? He does a lot of charity work and he and his wife are good people. It’s not like he’s renting out a private island for a birthday party or anything. This is more like … working on a hobby as a form of mental self-care during a pandemic.

      • storminateacup says:

        This 100%. He seems like a good person that seems to not take things for granted. Tired of people just raging on and on and on just for the sake of it. You can empathise and help as well as make art and share it to inspire others, the two are not mutually exclusive.

      • Godwina says:

        Agreed. I’m not this guy’s biggest fan–he sounds, looks, acts like a million Canadian douches of my generation, so he sets me off a bit–but I appreciate how he’s showing how to cope and find some well-being in isolation/unemployment. Which a lot of us are reeling with. If I didn’t have my own creative outlets to chase some kind of sense of accomplishment and fill the days (getting lots of stories published this year, woo!) I honestly would be one of the people on a counselling waiting list.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Omg those are gorgeous. I have a huge love affair with pottery. The things I’ve saved on Etsy are things I’ll probably never be able to afford (full sets of dinner- and service-ware, each piece uniquely and beautifully thrown). I’m jealous of anyone taking advantage of their free time at a pottery wheel.

  11. anniefannie says:

    My bestie is a potter and I get to watch ( when she’s feeling generous) and his creations are no small feat. She’s been doing it for 2 decades and her work is wildly successful, his work is almost equal to hers so good for him!

    • Jules says:

      My friend is a potter and I have a lot of her beautiful bowls in my kitchen. I want to try it myself soon!

  12. kgeo says:

    Seth Rogen is living my best life.

  13. Nina says:

    I love Seth Rogan. I’ve been following him for a while now and I love that his IG is, like, 95% pottery related. Haha.

    It’s such a fun hobby btw. I took a class at a local studio here in LA in January and got completely hooked. Being able to do pottery during this pandemic has kept me sane.

  14. LittlePenguin says:

    I totally want him to have an Etsy shop under a fun name. My husband has already picked out the ones we would buy.

  15. Carshe says:

    Hmm.. They are ‘okay’ but definitely not High end. (pun intended)

  16. Annalise says:

    I love a nice drip glaze.

  17. Delphine says:

    I’ve always had a little crush on Seth and now I like him even more.

  18. emu says:

    Haha that’s so awesome. Exactly what I would want to do if I had the time and money. Good for him! Love him.