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.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

20 Eyes in My Pot

View the finished Twenty-Eyed Pot Here.

This is my seventh eye pot.  It has twenty eyes, just like in the Misfits song.  The Misfits are universally adored, so maybe I could use that in marketing this pot.  I could claim it was a tribute to "20 Eyes" although it's not.

I spend a lot of time thinking about titles for my clay pieces.  They're usually very literal and descriptive, but it amuses me to assign titles.  The title for this pot is either going to be "Eye Pot 7" or "Twenty-Eyed Pot" or even "20 Eyes in My Pot." There is a sculptor who works at the pottery studio who makes very realistic figures of women in homoerotic postures (does it count as homoerotic if a man makes images of gay women?).  He gives them mythological titles such as "Persephone as a Fractured Female Nude" and "Erotic Harpies in Waiting."  Those are not the exact titles because I don't want him to find this.  I don't mean to mock and I wish I could make realistic human figures.  A friend asked me to make something similar to a hand-shaped candle holder she saw at Pier One.  I asked her, "Do you need it to look like a human hand?"