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Aberrant Ceramics is the clay art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, primitive ceramic sculpture, ornaments, and menorahs.

Contact me with any questions, sales inquiries, or to propose a commission.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lemure Wallhanging

This is the face of a lemure, the lowest and weakest of the devils from Dungeons & Dragons. Lemures were meant to be the form that (lawful) evil souls took when they died and found themselves in the Nine Hells.




This is a symmetricalized version of the original illustration from the AD&D Monster Manual.

Chamsa 60

This uses molds of shells and other remains found on California beaches.

Friday, March 23, 2012

New Clock

I'm making a clock with molded clay pieces. They're all based on the face of a male doll from the studio which looks a little like "Bob." The white stuff is corn starch to keep the clay from sticking to the press mold.



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ruined Menorah

I attempted to reglaze the Menorah with Spirals because of a defect on the back and it came back looking ugly. Yesterday I broke it and threw it away, but I went back today, took it out of the trash, and brought it home to photograph.

Before reglazing:




After reglazing:



Now I'm going to throw it away again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Experiments with Number Molds

My father made a clock with some of the molded pieces I gave him. I didn't like it because the pieces are scraps. I bought some clock numbers and made molds from them. These are some of the tests of the number molds.


#949 with the unglazed face of a creepy Disney doll and a yellow eye:



#44-44 with a mold of a face from the 2011 post-Halloween shopping spree:




#0 with two molds of an African princess and an impression of a little rubber skeleton:



This is my father's clock with the scrap pieces.


Chamsa 62, Fire Elementals, Menorah Tragedy

Chamsa 62 includes the shape I used for the fire elemental miniatures. The red and orange are acrylic paint and the rest is glazed.



My bad news for today is the Menorah with Spirals, which I had reglazed to correct a defect on the back, came out really crappy and ugly. I euthanized it on the pavement on the way out to the car. I don't regret the euthanasia, but I wish I had taken a picture of it first.

Chamsa 61



Chamsas 61 and 62 happened to make it into the kiln before Chamsa 60.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tucson Museum of Art Craft Fair 2012

Some of my work at the Tucson Museum of Art Craft Fair. I hadn't sold anything as of 1:00 P.M. today.






Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pee-Wee 13

Here's a mold of the face of a Pee-Wee Herman nodder and the number 13.




And as a bonus, here's an ugly, poorly sculpted face.

Earth Elementals

Last week, I started another season of D&D Encounters: The Elder Elemental Eye. I'm finding myself less enthusiastic about making miniatures. There are a few interesting elemental creatures I'm planning on producing, but I'd rather concentrate on other projects at this point.

Here are two earth elementals for tonight's game. I'll probably glaze them at some point, but I think the natural clay color suits them just as well.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Unfired Tirapheg

The Tirapheg is a strange entity from first edition AD&D. It has three heads, two of them without features, a tentacled mouth in its abdomen, three arms, one hand, three legs, and one foot.








The Tirapheg's torso is somewhat awkwardly built. It's being held up by the three long needle-like objects and it remains to be seen whether it can stand up under its own weight.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Unfired Devil Girl

I took a short break from D&D-related fiendish images to make this clay interpretation of a digital image of a devil girl. The original image was much sexier.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Arlene the Otyugh

This is Arlene the Otyugh from my D&D campaign. I haven't decided yet whether or not to paint the tongue red.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Unfired Lemure

This is a clay representation of a Lemure, the lowest of the devils in Dungeons & Dragons.




Thursday, March 1, 2012

Soryth the Dream Queen

Soryth is the big boss from this past season of D&D Encounters, Beyond the Crystal Cave. She's a hag who tries to steal the souls of several pairs of innocent young interspecies (human-elf) lovers. My group finished tonight, two weeks off schedule. Soryth has the ability to cause her opponents to attack each other, but most of the players in my group had crappy basic melee and ranged attacks and weren't able to do much damage to each other.