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, August 3, 2011

Fingers Up or Fingers Down

I took seven chamsas to Tolteca Tlacuilo, a store in the Old Town Artisans complex in downtown Tucson. All but one of them had the hole for hanging near the tip of the middle finger. The owner emailed me and told me he believed the chamsa was meant to be hung with the fingers pointing down, in which case the hole would need to be at the base of the palm. My reliable Israeli source says that the fingers are always meant to point up, which means I've been doing it right most of the time. I wrote back that I was willing to make more with the fingers pointing down. I would like this to be something I can produce in quantity and hopefully support my studio membership and clay purchases at the very least. I'm not especially concerned with which way the fingers point, even if it's contextually incorrect.