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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.

Monday, December 12, 2011


This week's session of Beyond the Crystal Cave involves an enchanted pool of mud and a battle with the mudmen that live in it.

There are two types of mudmen in the encounter. These are the worthier opponents - potentially deadly rather than merely annoying.

The other type is the mudman grasper, easily destroyed minions, the function of which is to get in the way, limit movement, and lengthen the encounter rather than pose any serious threat. They're cruder and less well-formed. I actually need 5 of them so I made a few extra, but they may not make it into the kiln before the game on Thursday. That would indeed be unfortunate.

The one in the middle has shiny buttocks.

The scenario immediately reminded me of this scene from Dragon's Lair, the 80s laser disc arcade game animated by Don Bluth.