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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.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Slobber Cup

This is a cup or bowl in the shape of an imaginary marsupial called the slobber, Reteostium cortepellium. It comes from After Man: A Zoology of the Future by Dougal Dixon, which speculates on the evolution of animal lifeforms on earth fifty million years after the extinction of human beings.




The slobber is a sloth-like marsupial which captures its prey in the sticky strands of mucus secreted from its mouth.




The slobber is blind, but its vestigial eyes are still present behind the algae-colored fur.




Top view of the slobber cup.




The illustration of the slobber from After Man.