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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.

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.