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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, 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.