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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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Penis Monster

This is a phallic dog-like creature based on the Etruscan bronze object seen below. At the studio, it's been named the Horn Dog and I'm flattered that some people thought it shouldn't be placed where children might see it. It was moved directly from the glaze kiln to my shelf. This is a good thing and it makes me think that I should incorporate phallic images into most or all of my future work. It was made as a commission, although not the kind for which I will necessarily get paid. Also, someone at the studio offered to buy it. So in addition to casual Judaica, here is my next avenue of income from clay objects: reproductions of ancient erotic art.

I haven't been able to find a lot of information about the original object online  It's an Etruscan bronze sculpture dating from the 4th Century B.C.E.