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.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yithian 2

This is my second attempt at a Yithian, the time-traveling, body-swapping alien race from H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Shadow Out of Time." Unfortunately, slightly more than half of the tentacles around the mouth were broken some time between when I left it on the shelf and when it was removed from the bisque kiln. They could have dried out too much and fallen off due to the bisquing process or someone could have handled it less than gently (i.e. how one could safely handle an unbisqued clay bowl) and broken them off.

A digitally altered image with the broken mouthparts reattached: