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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Do You Feel Confused Yet?

The clay output for this weekend has all been D&D related.

I've been wanting to make an umber hulk figure for a while, but rather than fight gravity I made this umber hulk flat. Those bulbous features with the circles on them are meant to be compound eyes. The combination of the compound and simple eyes (not to mention the cruel eyebrows and nasty mouthparts) is meant to have the effect of confusing the umber hulk's victims. Do you feel confused yet?

This is meant to be a wererat. Yes, it's traced, but not from the image to right. I think the finished product looks more like a werebunny than a wererat so far.

This season of Encounters requires a leprechaun. This is my attempt at rendering a leprechaun miniature in clay. I originally wanted him to be smoking a pipe, but I couldn't figure out where to put it. It didn't look right in his mouth. A breast pocket seemed out of place. If it put it in his (crudely rendered) hand, it looked too phallic. I'm firing the pipe anyway, but it's very small and likely to get lost. I made two leprechauns because it has the power to summon a False Presence, but upon reading the description more carefully, it can only summon the False Presence when it's invisible. So I probably only need one. Let the Lucky Charms references begin!