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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.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Seju, Zesty, and the Saga of Temmoku Gold

These are still atavisms with their original names, not names that I altered to sound less stupid.

For Seju, I used a glaze called Temmoku Gold. In its first mix, seen here, it was black with gold flecks. The next time it was mixed, it came out a sparkly gold color which I also used extensively. The third mix came out a matte gold which I never bothered to use. Unfortunately, the entities responsible for mixing glazes at Tucson Clay Coop have not been able to recreate either of the first two interesting versions of Temmoku Gold.

Zesty has the letters Z - E - S - T - Y imprinted on the points of its base because it's fun to play with letter stamps.