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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.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


In David Cronenberg's film Scanners, a seemingly schizophrenic homeless man turns out to have a variety of mental powers. He is eventually introduced to a whole community of people with similar powers. One of them is a sculptor who lives inside a giant sculpture of his own head. I feel like I've been living inside my own nervous system. I'm leaving this particular model of my mind, which manifests in the world as an isolated trailer in the wild lands west of the city of Tucson. I'm not sure if that counts as a "Get Out of Jail Free" Card for escaping the prison of myself, but it's at least a good excuse to change in some capacity.

This is a Yithian, also known as the Great Race, from "The Shadow Out of Time" by H.P. Lovecraft. The Great Race of Yith exists in earth's distant past. They are highly evolved, scholarly beings which maintain an epic library under what is now the Great Sandy Desert of Australia. They are eventually wiped out by a more aggressive alien invader, but are able to foresee this tragedy in time to transport their consciousnesses to the bodies of the great beetle-like creatures which dominate earth long after the extinction of Home sapiens. It was an early sculpture I attempted in 2004 and unfortunately fell apart before I had the chance to bisque fire it.