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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.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Rotifer Sculpture

Rotifers are tiny animal lifeforms which are distantly related to arthropods.  They're transparent, cup-shaped creatures which can be viewed under a microscope.  Most of the images I found showed and labeled the rotifer's internal structures and I attempted to recreate this in clay.  Clay is not transparent of course, so it came out looking like the end results of a rotifer dissection.

Some of the structures match what I saw in images and others are added just to make it look like there's a lot going on in there. 

These are my source images: