Aberrant Ceramics is the ceramic artwork of Aaron Nosheny.

I work in the medium of stoneware clay and make hand-built pottery, primitive sculpture, hamsas, and a variety of other forms. My work celebrates and pushes the plasticity of the medium. The content of the work follows an inner landscape of biological obsessions, psychic damage, and bouncy cartoon animals.

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.