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 clay monstrosities. I also love to send them out into the world.

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

I sell my work in the gallery at Tucson Clay Co-op.
I also sell through my Etsy shop. The items below are currently for sale. If you're interested in a different item, it's probably for sale as well.
Contact me with any questions or to propose a commission.

Friday, October 2, 2015


I've been carrying around a squeaking toy rat in my backpack for a few years and I finally found a use for it: as a model for this piece.  I was thinking of naming it after Brown Jenkin, the rat familiar with human features from H.P. Lovecraft's story "Dreams in the Witch House."  I ended up glazing it with a glaze called "Pussywillow," which comes out grayish when applied lightly, so he's just Jenkin rather than Brown Jenkin.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Phallic Monster #7

This is #7 in a series of penis-shaped beasts.  This one has a loose-fitting lid which opens up to reveal a small compartment.

Pot Leaf Stories

These are some of my ceramic marijuana leaves on display at the NORML table at KFMA Fall Ball.

These are some new marijuana leaves that were destroyed by a leak in the ceiling of the kiln room.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Eye Cup #50 With Ten Eyes Looking in Various Directions

This is a slab mug with ten molded eyes looking in different directions.  It's a copy of Eye Cup #44, which was a copy of Eye Cup #36.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Crab Louse Sculpture

This is an interpretation of the human crab louse or pubic louse, Pthirus pubis.

An electron microscope image of a crab louse.  I find it hard to capture the limb and body segments and the bristly texture in clay.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Embryo Cup

This is a slab mug with a design inspired by an image of a five-week-old human embryo.

The source image: