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.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Unfired Five-Cat Column

I have a tradition of making cat columns, partially in homage to Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat and partially because I'm not good at making bodies.  Usually the columns consist of several nested clay cups with a head perched on top.  This one is a column composed of cat heads.  They heads are not very realistic.  They're more like clay interpretations of cartoon cat heads as drawn by a non-artistically talented four year old who watches too much TV.

After the addition of the smallest and topmost cat head, the column was leaning slightly backwards.  I attempted to remedy this by removing some clay from the back side of the column.  Instead, this made the column weaker and it didn't look like it was going to stand on its own.  I added several more circular bases underneath the original base and so far, it's holding.