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.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Outsider Art

I submitted four of my pieces to jurying by SACA, the local clay artist organization.  If I had been accepted, it would have meant that I could include my work in their shows.  My work was not accepted and the comments stated that the judges thought my work needed better construction and finishing.  I'm disappointed because this would have been another outlet to sell my art, but this is not new information to me, that my work looks rough and unfinished.  I am always striving to improve my work, but the rawness of it is not something that I'm planning on changing.  It's not something that I feel that I'm capable of changing.

I think of my art work as outsider art, meaning art created outside the boundaries of traditional  culture.  The term is broadly applied to untrained artists working outside the mainstream "art world" and more specifically applied to art made by people who are themselves living on the societal fringe, such as the mentally ill and the socially isolated.  In my opinion I qualify for inclusion under this concept of outsider art even if I did submit work for jurying in an "art world" organization, but I think that's as much information as I'm comfortable divulging here.