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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.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bust of Ogrémoch

This is an interpretation of Ogrémoch, the Prince of Evil Earth Creatures from the AD&D Fiend Folio, one of my favorite sources for ideas. The Fiend Folio is a compilation of monster submissions to a British gaming magazine White Dwarf, credited to Lewis Pulcifer.

It originally had a lower body, but it collapsed.

I have always had an interest/obsession with diacritical marks.  This is the first time I've admitted that publicly.  I'm intrigued by the acute accent on the e in Ogrémach.  Is it like an umlaut in the name of a heavy metal band (e.g.  Deathtöngue) intended to create an aura of badassery?  I think it's more likely a reminder to pronounce the e and not to treat it as a silent letter as in the word ogre.

There is an opening on the back so that a (very small) candle could be placed inside.  I'm intending to use it as a jack-o-lantern at Halloween.

The door to the opening looks like a nipple, doesn't it?

Ogrémoch as illustrated in the Fiend Folio: