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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.

I’m a self-taught autistic artist working in my medium for over twenty years. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, folk horror, horror comedy, horror in general, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme.

I am in love with my medium. I love the process of frantically birthing clay monstrosities, subjecting them to an epic trial by fire, and sending them out into the world.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wampa Cup

This is a slab vessel (actually two attached slab vessels) with a face modeled after the Kenner Wampa figure.  The Wampa was the vicious humanoid monster from The Empire Strikes Back which was responsible for making Luke Skywalker's face slightly less pretty.  It was barely shown in the original film, but given a little more screen time in the much reviled revised version from the late nineties.  The face of the figure bares little resemblance to the monster in the film and I would like to reiterate that the face on the cup is based on the toy and not the on-screen wampa.

Kenner's Wampa figure: