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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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Yak-Face Pot

This is a tall coil pot with the collaged/sculpted features of an obscure Star Wars character.  It's Saelt-Marae, also known as Yak Face, although he looks more like a camel than a yak.  The character had about two seconds of screen time in Return of the Jedi.  He had another scene in which he has a brawl with another rubber-mask character (the three-eyed goat-like creature Ree-Yees), but it was cut.  The character gained infamy when its Kenner action figure was only produced in limited quantities and not released in the U.S. at all.  Otherwise, he's just another ugly face in Jabba's palace.

The Yak Face Pot is actually a vessel.  It's food safe and theoretically microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and oven safe.  It could be used as a chalice on some celebratory occasion.

Saelt-Marae in Return of the Jedi: