Aberrant Ceramics is the art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, sculpture, ornaments, masks, menorahs, and other clay objects.

I also use glazed and painted ceramic objects in digitally constructed illustrations, including a children's book and a Tarot deck.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Darth Vader Pot That Wasn't

I bought this strange object at a thrift store last year.  It looks like a Mr. Potato Head or anthropomorphized M&M version of Darth Vader, with all the facial features missing, but with a nicely formed helmet.  I attempted a Darth Vader pot a few years ago and it didn't survive.  I managed to make a small flowerpot with simplified helmet and features, but it wasn't what I wanted.  This time, I tried to use the helmet from this thing as a mold.  It didn't work and I ended up destroying the whole pot.  It was about half a bag (ten dollars worth) of clay and about three days' work, but the disappointing part is finding something that I can't make out of clay.  Why should Darth Vader's helmet be so difficult?

Unfortunately I didn't document the process of the failed Darth Vader pot, but this what I made tonight after I destroyed it.  One of my Halloween Devotion statues from 2011 sold on Etsy so I thought I would make another one.

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