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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.

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.