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Aberrant Ceramics is the ceramic artwork of Aaron Nosheny.

I work in the medium of stoneware clay and make hand-built pottery, primitive sculpture, hamsas, and a variety of other forms. My work celebrates and pushes the plasticity of the medium. The content of the work follows an inner landscape of biological obsessions, psychic damage, and bouncy cartoon animals.

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.