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.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kiln Explosion

I recently made an aboleth sculpture based on the drawing in the AD&D Monster Manual II. It exploded in the kiln, in the process obliterating another one of my pieces and two pots belonging to other studio members. The aboleth was possibly my favorite sculpture I've ever made.

The other piece I lost was a flooer. It comes from After Man: A Zoology of the Future by Dougal Dixon. It's an fictional biology book about the continued evolution of vertebrates after human beings are extinct. One island among the continually drifting continents is colonized first by bats instead of birds and bats gradually adapt to fill all available niches. Flooers are wingless bats which imitate flowers to attract their insect prey.