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.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Eye Cup #1

This is #1 in a series of five coffee cups with patterns of molded eyes.  The glazes ran on many of the pots in this kiln.  I don't know if this was an error on the part of the person who loaded the kiln or some anomaly of heat convection.  This cup was mildly affected.  Another one of my pieces, the Ophanim Pot, was destroyed by the phenomenon.

In 2000, I visited the Insectarium, an insect museum in Philadelphia.  I bought a mug in the gift shop that had a crudely painted cockroach at the bottom of the cup, so as you finish your coffee, it becomes apparent that it has been steeped in roach.  I've shown it to several people (and never used it as the cruel practical joke it was meant to be) and all seemed horrified.  This eye cup has an eye at the bottom, hopefully a few orders of magnitude less horrifying than a ceramic lump painted brown.

This is the cockroach mug: