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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.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Spiky Pots

At my first clay class in 2004, after some brief instruction in hand-building techniques, the assignment was given to make a tea pot in the shape of an animal. I made a sea urchin, but it wouldn't have made a very good tea pot as it lacked a spout or handle. Part of it exploded in the kiln, but enough survived to glaze. I also made a second urchin pot a few months later.

First Urchin Pot

Second Urchin Pot

My mother requested a spiky pot and my first reaction was "But I made those when I didn't know anything about clay." I still don't know anything about clay, so I made my first real pot since 2004.

The lid: