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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Again With the Wiwaxia WIP

My first Wiwaxia sculpture lost a spine and had to be euthanized.  This is my second attempt.

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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cannabis Cup 5 WIP

This is a slab cup with no handle and with three Cannabis leaves.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eye Cup #37 WIP

There's a raku firing coming up and I'm making a few pots to fire in it.  This is the first one and since it wouldn't be food-safe, I might try the other ones without a handle.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ogrémoch 2 WIP

Last year, I made a Bust of Ogrémoch, the Prince of Evil Earth Elementals from Dungeons & Dragons.  I made another one this week.  I don't think it came out that nicely.  Also, the head is a large pinch pot and the clay is extremely thick.  It would be a liability in the kiln and another large, ugly object to have around my shrinking living space.  It's too late to reuse the clay, but I'm considering breaking it down and dumping it in the slip bucket.

I decided to break it down, dissolve the clay and recycle it.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Tardigrade at a Lab Bench Project WIP

I finally found the right size of tardigrade and built the rest of the scene.  The items on the lab bench are supposed to be a plate counter, Petri dishes, a microscope, and a pipette rack.  The last one is especially a stretch, but they all came out fairly primitive and aberrant.  I'm not sure if this one will survive the firing process.  I'm not sure how I'm going to ship it.  I'm not sure if this is what the customer wants, but I'm happy to have one iteration of the project finished.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Right Tardigrade WIP

I think I found the right tardigrade size for my Tardigrade at a Lab Bench project.  I wrapped this one securely and if it's still pliable enough, I'm planning on proceeding with the project the next time I'm in.