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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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Damn You, Tentacles (Chwidencha WIP)

I've been wanting to make a chwidencha for a while.  A chwidencha is a Dungeons & Dragons monster resembling several layers of spider legs.  The name is presumably onomatopoeic: the sound of the thing scuttling along the floor towards you in the dark.  I looked up the anatomy of the spider leg.  As the title character explained in Charlotte's Web, spider legs have 7 parts:  coxa, trochanter, femur, patella, tibia, metatarsus, and tarsus.  I tried to show the parts in this sculpture, but they came out looking more like tentacles and less like segmented legs.  Damn you, tentacles, you're so fucking easy to make out of clay that you're ruined me for segmented legs forever.