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Aberrant Ceramics is the artwork of Aaron Nosheny,
ceramic artist and potter in Tucson, Arizona.

I work in the medium of stoneware clay and make hand-built pottery, sculpture, hamsas, ornaments, masks, and a variety of other forms.

I’m a self-taught autistic artist working in my medium for over twenty years. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, folk horror, horror comedy, horror in general, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme.

I am in love with my medium. I love the process of frantically birthing clay monstrosities, subjecting them to an epic trial by fire, and sending them out into the world.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Three New Normal Menorah WIPs

I recently sold the Medium Normal Menorah on Etsy.  I'm finding myself reluctant to keep making large slab pots since I'm mostly out of room to store them.  Menorahs, on the other hand, can easily be stored in boxes.

Finished Red Spiral Menorah

Menorah 24 (I have no idea how many menorahs I've made.  I started numbering them at 11 in 2011.) uses the geometric patterns made by a doily.

Finished Purple Sage Menorah

Menorah 25 uses a pattern made by a branch of a shrub with purple flowers growing outside the pottery studio.  Hopefully I'll be able to provide the name by the time the menorah is completed.

Finished Rosemary Menorah

Menorah 26 uses a pattern made from branches of rosemary from my garden.  I felt that the structure for the shamus candle was too narrow in previous menorahs, so I tried making a larger on on this menorah.