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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Verbeeg Miniatures

These are Verbeegs, green-skinned fey giants for use as miniatures in Beyond the Crystal Cave. The story involves a young interracial (Human and Elf) couple that is drawn into onto a magical island in the Feywild (the world of the faeries that lies parallel to what passes for the real world in the game). An evil Hag and her infernal consort bring the couple to the island in an attempt to gain control of the land, but are partially thwarted by a variety of fey creatures. One of these is a Verbeeg named Ragnar. The human male, Orlando, goes missing, and Ragnar sends his thuggish cousin Basal after Orlando, intending to slay him to keep him out of the hag's clutches. It's a delightfully convoluted story.

This was the first attempt and it came through the kiln missing most of one arm.

Note that Verbeeg can be used in a variety of clever phrases such as "Verbeeg Ego" or "Verbeeg Dilemma" or, in a slightly less clever example, "Verbeeg Miniature."