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 if you see something you want to own or you want to commission me to make something for you.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handsome Pete

Handsome Pete is a character from the seventh season Simpsons episode "Bart the Fink." In this episode, Bart inadvertently reveals Krusty the Klown's tax fraud crimes to the IRS. Krusty fakes his own death. Bart and Lisa figure out that he is now living as a diver salvaging scrap metal from shipwrecks. They speak to the Sea Captain down by the pier and Bart asks him to identify Krusty from an image on an underinflated balloon. Captain McCallister identifies the distorted image as Handsome Pete, a grotesquely distorted version of Krusty who plays the accordion and dances for nickles.

The clay object was constructed lying flat with the left foot heavily weighted, which I hoped would allow it to stand on that foot. It worked.