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.

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.