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.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bith Musical Instruments

I recently made some clay wall hangings in the shape of the members of Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, the Bith band in the cantina on Tattooine in Star Wars Episode IV.  I also made the musical instruments to go along with them.  The instruments are well documented in the Star Wars universe although they're hard to see in the film itself. 

The Bandfill:

The Ommni Box:

The Kloo Horn:

Two versions of the Fizz:

Two versions of the Fanfar:

I was hoping the experience of making flat clay versions of alien musical instruments would be fun and exciting and it was somewhat tedious, except for the bandfill, which I like.

Here are the Modal Nodes with their instruments from an album cover:

and here is a shot from the film, with the kloo horn, fanfar, and fizz visible.  You can also see part of the ommni box on the right.