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.

Contact me if you see something you want to own or you want to commission me to make something for you.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cyclopean Giraluna

This is the Cyclopean Giraluna.  It's 18 inches tall, the tallest clay piece I've made.  The giraluna is one of the plants described in Parallel Botany, Leo Lionni's alternate universe botany textbook, one of my earliest inspirations for clay art.  I've made many of them over the past nine years.  This one doesn't have much in common with the giraluna as described in the book which have seeds which serve no purpose at all since the parallel plants do not reproduce, and not an ever vigilant eye. 

I just realized as taking these photos that the top part of the giraluna is also The Elder Sign, a symbol used in the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (although the image of the eye in a five-pointed star itself is an invention of August Derleth).

Leo Lionni also wrote beautiful and psychedelic children's books such as Alexander and the Wind-up Mouse