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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.

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.