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.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chwidencha Pot

This is a hand-built slab/coil pot with a chwidencha on the lid.  A chwidencha is a Dungeons & Dragons monster resembling a spider with an abnormal abundance of legs.  I love the onomatopoeic name, the sound the thing makes as it scuttles across the stone floor towards you in some dank pit to paralyze and devour you.  The pot is uneven and asymmetrical.  The chwidencha is more spider-like than my last one, but I still haven't solved the problem of creating the illusion of sharp angles necessary to make the jointed legs of arthropods look natural.