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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.

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: