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Aberrant Ceramics is the artwork of Aaron Nosheny,
ceramic artist and potter in Tucson, Arizona.

I work in the medium of stoneware clay and make hand-built pottery, sculpture, hamsas, ornaments, masks, and a variety of other forms.

Self-taught artist on the autism spectrum. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, horror comedy, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – and all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme. I feel like I'm frantically birthing as many clay monstrosities out into the world as I can.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Clay Objects I'm Leaving in the Desert

I'm leaving my desert home of seven years. It was my choice to leave but now that it's actually time to go, I can't imagine anywhere else ever feeling like home.

Here are some of the clay objects I'm leaving in the desert to be found by whoever buys the property from the bank or to disintegrate from exposure to the harsh elements.

This was an early sculpture of a megasquid that didn't turn out right, so I left it in a hole in the desert and let it get buried by years of flooding.

This is currently all that is left showing above ground.

This is the giraluna that I hurled at the wall when my car was broken into in October 2006.

This is a wiwaxia with a broken spine that was moved outside. I was hoping it might be stolen by disgruntled neighborhood teenagers, but apparently they have better taste than I thought.

This is an imitation Chinese dragon statue that I bought at the Columbus flea market in New Jersey.
It's missing a foot so I sculpted a substitute foot out of red modeling clay and used my dog Sheena's toenails for realism.

Sheena in all her squirrelly glory. Throughout her life she was plagued with a variety of canine skin diseases. After a few years in Arizona, the red clay foot contracted some skin diseases of its own and had to be thrown out.