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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, August 25, 2013

My Interpretation of the Ophanim WIP

View the remains of the finished Ophanim 1 Pot here.

Back in May, someone compared my Triangular Eye Pot to an image of the (an?) Ophanim, an order of angelic beings from Jewish mythology which translates as "Thrones."  They're referenced in the song "God Save the People" from Godspell:  "Not Thrones and Crowns but men."  (They're probably also referenced the Gospel of Matthew on which Godspell is very loosely based, but I'm a lot more comfortable with 70s musicals than the Bible.)  The image consisted of two overlapping circles covered with eyes and wings.  This pot is my interpretation of the Ophanim.

Viewed from above:

The lid: