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.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Britain 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.