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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 with any questions, sales inquiries, or to propose a commission.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Unfinished Yithian

This is my first attempt at a Yithian since 2004.



My original, unsuccessful attempt:




Not a clay buttplug, but an interpretation of No Face from Spirited Away.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Red Knobbed Cthulhoid



Waiting to be bisque fired: Handsome Pete, Talz Column, Devangari Script Coins, various small molds and objects.

Waiting to be glaze fired: Talz Figure, Cockroach Atavism, Alternate Version of Deva Shaman.

Waiting to be painted: Eduardo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Constructing Handsome Pete

I made the parts for Handsome Pete, the spherically warped, accordion-playing version of Krusty the Klown that dances for nickels down by the pier, but I realized there was no way it would be able to stand up, at least before the clay was dry. I put it together on a flat surface and I'll wait until it's been bisque fired to see if it can balance on one leg as in the image. If it falls apart, I was thinking of attempting the same figure with both feet on the ground. Then life will be worth living and everything will be fine.











Saturday, November 20, 2010

Elemental Grue (Chaggrin)

This is the Chaggrin, an elemental grue from the Plane of Earth from the AD&D Monster Manual II. It spent a long time without spines because I couldn't find the appropriate material. I found a rusty chimney brush in my parents' basement and I knew the grue had found its spines. It still has a vile smell from the epoxy glue, perfect for a hedgehog-like entity with a skeletal head.










The best part is that if you pick it up incorrectly, you might need a tetanus shot.




Illustration of the Chaggrin from the MMII.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Talz Facial Features

I like how the Talz figure came out balanced on its feet, but I'm not completely happy with the face. It's supposed to have two sets of eyes - one for seeing during the daylight hours and one for night, but the daytime eyes seemed too high up on its head. It also has a proboscis instead of a mouth and it didn't really make sense for it to have a jaw. If I thought I could pull off a bust, I would have, but I don't think that's possible, so I made a column instead. Muftak, the Talz in A New Hope looked very fuzzy and I don't think I recreated that effect in clay, but the facial features are a little more to my liking.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Unfinished Talz

The Talz are a species from the Star Wars universe. If it survives, I'll explain more later.




D&D Miniatures

These are miniatures for a Dungeons & Dragons character (and its spirit companion). I haven't decided whether to glaze or paint yet.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Desk of Clay Objects 2008

This is all of my clay output as of September 2008. Some of these were destroyed during my move. A few were sold or given away, but I probably have at least twice this output at this point and I'm living in a smaller space.

Unfinished Eduardo

This is the second in a series of interpretations of cartoon characters. This is Eduardo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Stormtrooper Remains

Unfortunately, this is all that remains of the Stormtrooper Menorah. One of the stormtrooper molds came off when I was moving it, so I removed all of them and then noticed that the menorah itself was cracked and in two pieces, so I decided to dissolve it in water and start again. The Bossk image at the bottom is included as a bonus; I haven't found a use for it yet. I got the object used to make the mold at a store that sells comic books and action figures. They had a small box of detached parts of actions figures and the Bossk face was in there. It opens up to show very tiny images of Boba Fett and IG-88.




Another use of the stormtrooper image.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Orcs Acting in a Violent Fashion

These are some small figures of orcs acting in a violent fashion. I had been hoping to make D&D miniatures, but they came out too large and I don't think I can work on a smaller scale than this. I'm currently planning a new series of figures of orcs acting in a violent fashion, hopefully more violent and more graphically so than these two.



Right now, whenever I go to the studio and try to make something, I get as far as the feet and legs and then end up destroying it. From now on, I'm vowing not to destroy the feet and legs even if I don't end up making the rest of the figure.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bunny Object



because the USA shape isn't the only cookie cutter out there.