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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.

I’m a self-taught autistic artist working in my medium for over twenty years. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, folk horror, horror comedy, horror in general, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme.

I am in love with my medium. I love the process of frantically birthing clay monstrosities, subjecting them to an epic trial by fire, and sending them out into the world.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rubber Monsters 4, 5, and 6

Here are more clay collage pieces based on a mold of an unknown Japanese rubber-suit movie monster.

Rubber Monster 4's head comes from a tourist statue from Hawaii made from volcanic rock. It was half of a pair of statues of a chubby elderly couple that was around my parents' house for years and ended up in my possession. I got rid of them when I moved, but not before making a mold. That mark above her right eye was unintentional, probably the result of placing the piece too close to another, but it reminds me of schizophrenic rock god Wesley Willis, who developed a darkened calloused spot on his forehead as a result of affectionately headbutting his friends and admirers.

Rubber Monster 5 has the head of Skeletor.

I don't know the source and context of this Rubber Monster 6's head. I found it in a box of action figure fragments at R Galaxy in Tucson.