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, May 18, 2011

The Tardigrade Phenomenon

I monitor the traffic to this blog out of curiosity; it doesn't actually make much of a real-world difference how many people visit. Over the past few weeks, I've been noticing a lot of traffic to a post from October 2010 concerning a clay image of a tardigrade, a moderately obscure invertebrate animalcule. Yesterday, the number of hits suddenly jumped up almost to 1000. I edited it to request that visitors explain the sudden popularity of the water bear and I received my answer. There was a BBC article on tardigrades and a lot of people were apparently searching for the term on Google and reaching my tardigrade post.

I made a new tardigrade sculpture last night in celebration.

Tardigrade 2 and Tardigrade 1 together.