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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 11, 2013

Owl Mask Pot WIP

View the finished Niu Briten Pot here.

I found an image in Huber's Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures that I've been wanting to incorporate into a pot for a while.  It's identified as an owl mask from the Baining people of New Britain, an island east of New Guinea and politically a part of Papua New Guinea.

I'm not sure if I like it yet, but I would like to point out that the original doesn't look much more like an owl than this does.

Part of me thinks that I should have left the pot unadorned.