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Aberrant Ceramics is the artwork of Aaron Nosheny,
ceramicist 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’m just frantically birthing as many clay monstrosities out into the world as I can until I’m no longer able to do so.

This blog has served as a record of my ceramic output since 2006.



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ivyland

The mantelpiece altar in Ivyland, PA. On the far left is a metal sculpture by my father. Slightly left of center is a model of a heart. Exactly in the center is a wizard candle that has been in my possession since I was about 12. Slightly right of center is a small, gold-colored replica of the Ark of the Covenant, courtesy of Archie McPhee. Next to the Ark is a clay object in the shape of my brother's atavistic cat totem (correct me if I'm wrong). Details of my contributions to the mantel are shown below.




The Naked Scary Grandma replica of thrift store kitsch. To the right, a fake phrenology head from my Archie McPhee stage.




A wing├Ęd cat column & the aforementioned atavistic cat totem. I'm not sure if the fact that it now shares a name (if not an orthography) with a character from Jersey Shore makes it taboo.




An unglazed anomalocaris made from dark brown clay (which fires to black).



One of my early menorahs.