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Aberrant Ceramics is the clay art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, primitive ceramic sculpture, ornaments, and menorahs.

Contact me with any questions, sales inquiries, or to propose a commission.


Saturday, September 23, 2006

Pikaia

Pikaia is a worm-like marine creature from the Burgess Shale. It has a notochord, so it was placed in our very own phylum Chordada(sic). Since pikaia is the earliest known chordate, it could our hallowed ancestor. Thus I present this entry as a form of ancestor worship. Let us get down on our knees and pray to our Great Grandmother Pikaia.



It's really hard to get upset over a crack in my windshield when it's as beautiful as this one.



Eva Walsko, my great grandmother. My attempts to start a cult based on her worship have been poorly received.


Soft Dust
3-D Pikaia image attributed to Dorling Kindersley
Grupo de Estudio y Trabajo en Ornitología, which uses a pikaia in their logo.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Megasquid and Snakebite

The outdoor, defective Megasquid is almost buried by this year's monsoons. I went outside to take pictures of it just after the sun went down. I was standing near it when I heard a buzzing sound under my flimsy Target sandal. I thought it was a large insect, but I had stepped on a small rattlesnake. I quickly moved away as soon as I noticed what it was. The snake retreated to a skeletal creosote bush, obviously very upset. I laughed at my brush with danger, although I don't think the small, scared reptile could have killed me. Going to work tomorrow at the Wretched Institution is much scarier to me than stepping on a snake. I was thinking that maybe it did bite me but I didn't feel it and now the poison is slowly working its way up my legs and torso to my brain. Any moment now I'll be dead. I see tiny fang marks on my foot, but I might be hallucinating them.

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Megasquid buried up to its eyes


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