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, June 2, 2013

The Red Chef

This sculpture is an interpretation of a chef figurine bought at a dollar store.  I used the face as a mold in these Chef Objects.  The source object was a grotesque figure to begin with and I'm mostly happy with the interpretation, but the hands look wrong.  It's hard to tell if he's supposed to be warming his hands over a fire in a garbage can or summoning up something unspeakable from his cauldron.  I like the crudeness of the face and the small details like the bow tie and the bow securing his apron on the back.  I don't have access to a primary red glaze, so I used the plum glaze instead.  His name is to differentiate him from The White Chef, the other chef figurine I bought at the same time.

The Red Chef and his doppleganger: