Seth Rogen: This Is the End inspired me to “devote” to design.

Rogen names his ceramic creations after films like Point Break and Demolition Man.

Filming an end-of-the-world comedy prepared Seth Rogen to expand his pottery activities during the pandemic lockdown.

“What was funny when we were shooting ‘This Is The End’ was that we built a house – like it was in that house and it was me and my writing and directing partner Evan [Goldberg] I really got into the furniture and the furniture design and the fixtures and the lighting and the materials, and all of a sudden that was the first time I gave myself permission to really like this stuff in a lot of ways,” the founder said of Houseplant Cannabis, homewares and accessories, to Vogue. “This film was really what made me indulge in it. But I’ve always collected things.”

He added of selling his creations, “I don’t feel like hoarding these things for myself.”

This Is the End starred in the 2013 comedy alongside Jonah Hill, James Franco, Michael Cera, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel.

Rogen, who now stars in “The Fabelmans” and the Emmy-nominated “Pam & Tommy,” noted that in the 1990s he read Juxtapose magazine, which “in a way became a weird loophole in high-end art and design became, because a lot of these artists that I started following – Faile and Shepard Fairey and KAWS – then sort of transitioned into that world.”

Rogen’s latest project is Handmade by Seth, featuring four original vases named after characters in Point Break and Demolition Man that will be up for auction. Rogen also modeled a lighter after his King Charles Cavalier Zelda, which will soon be available for sale on his website.

Rogen isn’t the only actor who’s taken to pottery either: Brad Pitt has expressed his love for British reality competition series The Great Pottery Throw Down by unveiling nine sculptures at a Finnish art museum earlier this year.

“It just feels right,” Pitt said at the exhibition opening. “For me, it’s about self-reflection. It’s about where I’ve done wrong in my relationships, where I’ve made mistakes, where I’m complicit. For me, it came from owning what I call a radical inventory of self, to be really brutally honest with myself and to consider those I may have hurt, moments when I’m just plain wrong.”

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