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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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

USA-shaped Surrealist Objects

There are times when I want to spend 2 to 3 hours building absurdly complicated clay objects and there are other times when I want to kill some time at the pottery studio making small surrealist objects fit for leaving on shelves at Target or Safeway and freaking out the squares while blasting "Uptown Girl" on the iPod. There is a drawer full of cookie cutters, mostly for the children's classes and I found a cookie cutter in the shape of the continental United States. These small objects are a little too nice to be sacrificed to the corporate gods with paranoid messages scrawled on the opposite side.

The zombie mold is from a toy/model from the 1995 film Castle Freak directed by the great Stuart Gordon (Reanimator) and released by the Full Moon Enterprises. The spiral/dog turd shape is from a shell found on the Pacific seashore.

These three faces come from (again) Castle Freak, a particularly distorted mold of a meerschaum skull pipe, and a Bride of Frankenstein Halloween candle.

This mold comes from a crude plastic figurine of a Gray alien given to me by a student when I was an elementary school teacher.