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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, 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.