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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.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Vision Quest

Today I went on a vision quest in Saguaro National Park. I entered an altered state of consciousness and left two clay objects behind as offerings to the spirits of the desert plant life in exchange for their advice on various matters of great importance in my life.

I parked at the Valley View trail off of Hohokam Road, and walked along the road almost to where it reaches a dead end at Golden Gate Road. There, I crossed the boundary into the maze of arroyos and left the smaller clay object at the base of a towering saguaro.

I continued along the wash, eventually finding a certain monolithic stone outcropping. I left a second offering, my second attempt at a Cthulhu Madonna. I attempted to recreate the piece because one mouth tentacle broke off the original. The second one lacked the beatific expression of the original; furthermore, the headpiece became detached from the head and was incorrectly placed by whomever loaded the kiln.