Aberrant Ceramics is the clay art of Aaron Nosheny.
The content 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.



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Another Angry Face Cup WIP

My Angry Blue Face Cup sold on Etsy.  This is something in the same vein.  It's also Eye Cup #40.




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ring of Dragon Eyes Cup WIP

The slab roller is finally fixed!  This is a slab cup without a handle, with four dragon eyes in a ring.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hallucigenia #4 WIP

The slab roller is still out of commission, so this is another thing that I can make without using it.  It's another upside down Hallucigenia interpretation.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mystery Mammal WIP

The slab roller is used to roll clay out into flattened slabs and our slab roller is not currently functioning.  Almost everything that I make requires slabs.  I've become dependent on The Machines.  Fortunately, I had a few projects planned that didn't require slabs of clay.  One of them is an aberrant interpretation of this strange object I bought in a dollar store in Dunellen, NJ in the late nineties.  It's clearly a mammal of some kind and it has a friendly, dog-like expression, but it has no ears and it appears to have a mane of dreadlocks.  Is it a dog?  Is it a lion?


With the source object:



The doglion object from New Jersey:


Monday, September 22, 2014

Chamsas 126 and 127

Chamsa 126


Chamsa 127.  I tried a new glaze on this one called "Gun Metal Green."  I don't like how it came out.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Wiwaxia Contingency Plan WIP

Even in the real fossil Wiwaxia from the Burgess Shale, broken spines were common.  Yet when I accidentally broke off one spine, I felt compelled to destroy the whole thing and dump it in the slip bucket.  I'm making several new Wiwaxia as a contingency plan in case another one breaks.




Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chamsas 128, 129, 130

Chamsa 128



Chamsa 129


Chamsa 130


One Eye Cup WIP

This is a slab cup with one eye and some long eyelashes molded from the seedpods of the screwbean mesquite plant.  I'm fairly happy with how the shape of the cup came out and I was very close to leaving it unadorned.