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.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grell Drama

Grell 1's brainlike head was a little loose, so I left a note on the kiln shelf asking whomever loaded it not to lift it by the head. I also left a note outside the kiln saying the same thing, but apparently no one noticed and it survived anyway. I took it inside to glaze and as I lifted it to apply wax resist to the bottom and side of the base, the head fell off and the lower beak broke. If working with clay for seven years has taught me nothing else, it has taught me that

Nothing Can Ever Be Fixed

I destroyed the remainder of the sculpture and spent the next two hours feeling deep hatred towards myself for having broken it. I did decide to dig the remains out of the trash for a picture.

Grell 1 before bisque firing.

I made a new Grell tonight, but I don't like how it came out. I don't think it represents the source image of the grell very well.

The source illustration from The Fiend Folio: