One of Seth Rogen’s handmade ceramic vases recently sold for almost $10,000 at a charity auction in Canada.
On Wednesday, TMZ reported that the 39-year-old actor had recently donated one of his sculptures to the Vancouver Art Gallery in anticipation of its first auction and that the creation had raised major funds for the institution.
A spokesperson for the museum also told the media outlet that the funds would go directly towards its exhibitions and would assist in the continuance of its public programs.
Making waves: One of Seth Rogen’s handmade vases recently sold for $12,000 at an auction in Canada; he is seen at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards in May
Rogen’s interest in pottery began in 2019 when he started collecting vintage ashtrays and sharing the images on his Instagram account.
That same year, he joined a pottery studio in an effort to make his own receptacles, and the Superbad actor’s interest in the art form steadily grew after that.
The performer later began a trend of sharing pictures of his creations on his Instagram account for his 9 million followers to see and started trying out new methods as time went on.
He spent much of his period of quarantine working on his craft, and last April, he took to his Instagram account to announce that he and his wife, Lauren Miller, had purchased their own kiln, which they humorously named Brad Pitt.
A good cause: All of the funds that were raised from the auction were donated to the Vancouver Art Gallery, who announced that they would be using the proceeds to fund various programs
Dedicated hobby: Rogen’s interest in pottery began in 2019 after he started collecting and later creating ashtrays
The producer also joked that he and his spouse had bestowed the moniker upon their pottery oven because ‘it gets hot as f***.’
Rogen later expanded his home studio to include another kiln, as well as three separate pottery wheels.
The actor has also begun making several household items in the past few years, with homemade soap dispensers and boxes to hold his cannabis being used around his residence.
The Pineapple Express star’s donation to the Vancouver Art Gallery marks the first time that he has made his work available for purchase.
Letting everyone see: The This Is The End star eventually began producing several different types of pots and vases and sharing photos of the final products on his Instagram account
Functional decorations: The actor and his wife, Lauren Miller, have begun making items that they can use around the house, including soap dispensers and boxes to hold cannabis
A petition on Change.org was started several years ago with the intention of convincing Rogen to begin selling his work to the general public.
Apart from working on his hobby, the This Is The End star has also been promoting his first book, entitled Yearbook.
The publication features several essays that he penned regarding a wide variety of subjects, including his early years and work experiences as an actor.
During an interview with NPR, Rogen spoke about how the lessons that he learned from his first comedy class, which he took at just 12 years of age, have influenced him throughout his career.
Collecting his stories: Rogen also recently released his first collection of essays and remembrances, which he titled Yearbook
‘Entertainment and comedy comes from conflict…In general, looking towards that feeling rather than “What do you love? What makes you happy? What’s going great?” is, for sure, something that I still think about a lot,’ he said.
He went on to recall how he had a self-described ‘casual relationship’ with formal education and expressed that he knew that he was destined for unconventional success at an early age.
He recalled: ‘no one in my life was like, “This is going to ruin your life if you drop out of high school!” It was very clear by then that I was highly motivated to do other things-just not academic things.’
Constant inspiration: Rogen spoke about how he still looks back on the advice that he received from his first comedy class during an interview with NPR, where he expressed that ‘entertainment and comedy comes from conflict’; he is seen in February of 2020