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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, 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: