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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.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lira da Braccio with a Mouthful O' Babies

The lira da braccio is an obsolete Renaissance stringed instrument.  There is an image of a decorated lira da braccio in Richard Huber's Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures that I've been using as a source for several years.

This is my third lira da braccio clay piece.  This one has a mouthful of babies.  I think it looks more like it's vomiting up a mass of babies than actually consuming them.

My first lira da braccio piece with the original image.   
It's for sale here.
My second lira da braccio piece.