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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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nativity Scene Objects

I found a mostly intact nativity scene by the dumpster behind my apartment complex, along with various other discarded Christmas decorations.  I immediately thought, "I have to press these things into clay at the first possible opportunity."  These two wise men and a camel were the first to taste clay and here are the objects that resulted.

Chamsa 63

I gave away a similar chamsa and immediately wished I hadn't.  This is the replacement.

This is an extra chamsa eye.

Purple Worm 1

This is a clay sculpture of a Purple Worm, an iconic and unsurprisingly easily formed D&D monster.  The stinger on the end of the tail was knocked off and, despite my efforts to reattach it, it came out of the kiln a less than intact worm.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Warthog Column 4

This is Warthog Column 4, made to replace the one that was damaged by some random monster child at the studio. The glazes are Warren's Green and Ragnar's Black over Stony Gray.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Unfired Purple Worm 2 and Free-Standing Duck Head

My first purple worm lost the stinger off its tail. I resisted the urge to destroy it. I'm using the damaged original as a glaze test and made a new one last night.

The small object pictured with Purple Worm 2 is a Free-Standing Duck Head, which was spontaneously constructed (rare for me) while discussing a dire work situation.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Eyeball Scrap Objects

Three scraps of clay with eyeballs:

And a row of skulls:

Four Small Chamsas

These are four small (slightly longer than 1 inch) chamsas.

Some older small chamsas:

Two small chamsas painted with acrylics (and a lemur):

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Unfired Achaierai

This is the achaierai, the D&D version of Big Bird.

The current state of my shelf:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tirapheg Figure

The Tirapheg is a three-headed monstrosity from the AD&D Fiend Folio. Its head, arms, and legs occur in sets of three, the central body part with detailed features and the two peripheral parts eerily blank. It has a mouth in its belly surrounded by three tentacles.

Buy this Tirapheg because you may regret it if you don't.

Line drawing of a Tirapheg crooner from the blog malevolent & benign

A warrior with large breasts battling a tirapheg from GROGNARDIA

Drawing of a tirapheg from the Fiend Folio:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Devil Girl

This is a flat clay object inspired by a fiberglass and silicone sculpture by Colin Christian.

Colin Christian's Website

Without the glare, but a little blurry...

Colin Christian's original. I like the contours of the face, the depth of the eyes, the texture of the latex on the head. According to his website, Colin Christian aims for true cartoon realism and I think I've flattened it by a few orders of magnitude.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Unfired Purple Worm

You can't tell that it's purple yet, but this is going to be a clay image of the iconic D&D monster, the purple worm.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Smilin' "Bob" Clock Fragments

These are fragments that manifested during the construction of the Smilin' "Bob" clock pieces.

This one is my favorite. The clay stuck to the mold. The face was distorted, so I threw it on the floor, and yet somehow the face survived. It's almost a fucking Christmas miracle!

The others aren't as miraculous, but I still found them worth keeping.

My next clock is going to use permutations of this face, another doll from the studio whose name is Buzzcut.

Smilin' "Bob" Clock Pieces

I made twelve clock pieces using permutations and combinations of a mold of a doll at the studio, which I've named Smilin' "Bob" due to its resemblance to J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.

Smilin' "Bob" with and without pipe: