name and age of your child?
archibald rome angell. we call him arco for short, which means arc in spanish. he is a little over a year old.
what personal and creative projects have been keeping you busy?
the pandemic created a lot of space and time in the beginning and i was able to dive into some new projects – a lot more sculptural and all hand building, whereas most of my work usually starts on the pottery wheel. i’m hoping to show these pieces as the galleries begin to open back up here in la. i am also back to being busy with commissions and larger scale architectural work.
i have been working alongside the botanical group usa on a number of projects this year – i created a collection of ceramic lighting pendants and lamps for their new restaurant at the old @grandmasterrecorders space in hollywood and @sol_losangeles, and i worked with their chef Monty Koludrovic on some custom tableware. i’m always making new items for @rthshop in west hollywood.
2020 has been an unusual year for a lot of people – how are you staying positive and inspired? has there been much of a change in the way you work and live?
it definitely did in the beginning! i dj as well, something i truly love to do, and that is no longer possible. that was a huge adjustment, and i miss it dearly. i can’t wait to play music for people again. i am very grateful i was able to continue making work during this time and that always keeps me positive. the pandemic has also allowed my wife and to devote so much time to arco over this period.