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Aberrant Ceramics is the artwork of Aaron Nosheny,
ceramicist 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’m just frantically birthing as many clay monstrosities out into the world as I can until I’m no longer able to do so.

This blog has served as a record of my ceramic output since 2006. Want to wade through two decades of my neurodivergent art experiments, including all the failures? You're in the right place! Follow me on all the ₱ợƥứꞭⱥꝵ social media sites for a more curated selection of photos and fucktons of make-believe professionalism!



Saturday, September 10, 2011

Night of the Crocodilians

I have an upcoming D&D game that requires crocodiles. Not dire crocodiles. Not plague-changed, blue-fireball-spewing death crocodiles. Just the big normal hungry kind that live in the sewers of Neverwinter. I've been working with the crocodile body shape and I'm finding it hard to make it fit into a one-inch square.

I made this one on Tuesday. I think it looks like one of those classic D&D combo monsters like the owlbear. This would be a gorillacroc.




These are my four crocodile attempts from tonight. I like the second from the left the best. The first one didn't really work; it seems to have Yoshi's head. I kept it because it comes closest to the size necessary for a medium creature on a grid. They are all biting on various objects so that their mouths will dry in an open position.