Aberrant Ceramics features hand-made sculptural
and collaged clay objects by Aaron Nosheny. The clay work ranges from interpretations of geek culture icons, replicas of odd life forms real and imaginary, hand-built pottery with sculptural elements, and Judaica.  It is my great joy to produce these eclectic clay monstrosities.  I also love to send them out into the world.
I sell my work in the gallery at Tucson Clay Co-op.  I also sell through my Etsy shop.

Most of my work on this blog and on other sites is for sale.  If you see something you like, please contact me and I'll list it on Etsy. If it's already sold and you are interested in commissioning something similar, please contact me and we can work out the details.

Commissions are always welcome and I'm happy to discuss options to fit any budget.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Smaller Tardigrade on a Stool WIP

This is part of a project to make a tardigrade at a lab bench.  I'm still working on getting the proportions of the tardigrade right.  This is a little smaller than the last one, but it's still not small enough.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tardigrade on a Stool WIP

This piece is practice for my Tardigrade at a Lab Bench project.  The good news is that it's possible to balance a seated tardigrade on a stool.  The bad news is that I'm still making the tardigrades too large. 

It suddenly occurs to me that it looks like tardigrade is sitting on a massive butt plug.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Mystery of the Seated Tardigrade WIP

I made a seated tardigrade last year.  I'm trying to recreate it for another project, but even with the original object in front of me, I can't figure out how I did it.  I know I shaped it as a whole, cut it apart into rings, and then reassembled the rings.  This is what I came up with tonight and I think it completely fails to capture the feeling of the first one.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Danielle's Collection

This is the second-largest private collection of my ceramic work. 

Microscope and Tardigrade WIP

I have a new tardigrade project.  I have a commission to make a tardigrade seated at a lab bench with a microscope and petri dishes.  Tonight, I started to experiment with miniature microscopes and also made a new tardigrade, although these are not the microscopes and tardigrade I'll be using for the project.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Mouth and Eye Molds

I made a new series of eye molds with the eyes looking in different directions, cat and dragon eyes, and also a smiling mouth to go along with all the monstrous ones.

Larger Hallucigenia WIP

This is another sculpture of the obsolete interpretation of Hallucigenia walking on spike-like structures.  It's larger and a little more detailed than the last one, but I only managed to fit five of the six pairs of legs.  At some point I want to try to make the more modern, more accurate Hallucigenia walking on its tentacle-like legs with the spines on its back, but what probably worked fine in a marine setting is difficult to balance in clay.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Practice Hallucigenia WIP

Last night, I attempted to make a large Hallucigenia sculpture, but I couldn't get the spike-like legs to stay on so I destroyed it.  I tried again with a smaller, simpler piece.  The key was to attach the legs before the tentacle-like structures on the back.  Of course, this is all based on an obsolete interpretation of the fossil.  Hallucigenia really walked on the tentacle-like structures and had the spikes protruding from its back.