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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.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wererat Idol

My wererat idol is based on a inflatable rat used as a satirical mascot by an electrical workers' union in New Jersey. The glaze used for most of the body is called "pussywillow," but applied lightly it comes out mouse gray.

Since this is a wererat, it has the ability to assume a human/rat hybrid form, which is in this case portrayed by its very human pair of buttocks. The buttocks (and paws) were left the natural color of the clay with only a few coats of transparent glaze for that erotic rat-ass shine effect.