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.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pipes, Part 3

A continuation of relics from a box of old clay objects.  Just in time for 4/20.

7)  Plain Black Pipe



8)  Breathe Deep Pipe
Damaged while on sale at 4th Avenue Street Fair in Tucson



9)  Replacement for Breathe Deep Pipe
I like the original better.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pipes, Part 2

4)  Cat Head Pipe



5)  Heterochromia Caterpillar Pipe



6)  Green Worm Pipe



Friday, April 18, 2014

Pipes, Part 1

I had one box of ceramic objects that I hadn't opened since I moved here in 2010.  Among other things, there are nine pipes inside.  They were meant to be functional pipes for smoking some plant material.  They are functional but the hole through the pipe is wide in some of them.  You would need a large screen and you would probably still be inhaling a fair amount of particulate and perhaps larger-than-particulate matter.  Luckily, they also have some decorative appeal.  They look like caterpillars.  That's decorative, right?

1)  The Carrion Crawler

The left eye-stalk is broken unfortunately.



2)  The McDonalds Mop Creature:



3)  The "Blow Me" Pipe



Eye Cup 21 WIP

This is Eye Cup #21.  It has a large central eye and four pairs of teeth on each side.  The teeth are all upper central incisors.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

20th Eye Cup WIP

This is the 20th Eye Cup in the series.  It has three large eyes on the outside of the cup and one on the inside.




The Next Tardigrade WIP

This is Tardigrade #9.  I used a few different source images this time and it came out looking different.  I'm worried that it looks too much like the bear on the flag of California.











Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Driving Wands For Defense Against Aggressive Drivers

This was one of my earlier experiments with functional ceramics.  I made four of these objects called driving wands in 2008 or 2009.  The idea was to use them for defense against aggressive drivers.  They had grotesque faces and I hoped they would stun angry drivers with their confusing glares.  I never tried one because I was afraid it might make aggressive drivers more aggressive instead of leave them in a confused stupor.

1.  Toothy Grin Driving Wand



2.   Floating Blue Driving Wand.  Floating blue glaze comes out brownish when applied lightly.




 
3.  Bulging Eyes Driving Wand.  This one's handle broke off in the kiln.



4.  Piggy Driving Wand.  I gave this one away and this is the only image I have of it.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eye Cup #19 WIP

I'm attempting to produce as many as these cups as possible for my next firing.  The only reason I think they're worth posting as works in progress is because it gives me a date reference so I can decide when they're dry enough.

Eye Cup #19 has twelve eyes and a central mouth.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Princess Di's Arm

I recently participated in a mold-making and mold-pouring workshop.  This is the result.  The pottery studio received an incomplete set of commercially produced molds of body parts for a Princess Di doll.  The cat head mold I had made wasn't ready at the time, so I made a Princess Di arm. 


I painted it black and now it's living with the basil outside.











So far, my cat head mold has not produced any cat heads: