Aberrant Ceramics is the art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, sculpture, ornaments, masks, menorahs, and other clay objects.

I also use glazed and painted ceramic objects in digitally constructed illustrations, including a children's book and a Tarot deck.

Contact me if you see something you want to own or you want to commission me to make something for you.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tall Random and Non-Random Atavism Columns

Here we attempt to answer the clay equivalent of the towering sandwich question that has plagued mathematicians since the days of Euclid. The answer is the piece on the right, which is actually taller than the other two. The one on the left reminds me of a Hopi Kachina, but I feel compelled to explain that I'm not trying to usurp Native American culture although I do think Hopi religion is one of the most aesthetically pleasing: the Kachinas are considered a spirit clan that lives on another mesa except during certain seasonal festivals. Of course the Kachinas are as imaginary as any other gods, so the Hopi men impersonate them when they visit the human Hopi clans. The Kachinas are a diverse group which mutate over time. I'm not an expert on the subject and I wouldn't even be writing this if I thought anyone was reading it; if anyone is, please keep in mind that the title of the post is "Tall Random and Non-Random Atavism Columns" and let that fact put the contents of the post into proper perspective.