Aberrant Ceramics is the art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, sculpture, ornaments, masks, menorahs, and other clay objects.

I also use glazed and painted ceramic objects in digitally constructed illustrations, including a children's book and a Tarot deck.

Contact me if you see something you want to own or you want to commission me to make something for you.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Niu Briten Pot

This is an interpretation of an illustration of an owl mask of the Baining tribe of the largest island in the Bismark archipelago known as New Britain or Niu Briten, which was colonized by the Germans and British before becoming part of Papua New Guinea.  The head is wonderfully distorted and I tried to capture this in the pot, but don't think I quite succeeded.

The illustration from Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures by Richard Huber.  It is identified as an owl mask made of cane and bark cloth.