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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 with any questions, sales inquiries, or to propose a commission.


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.


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