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.

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

Primitive Owl 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.