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.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A New Era of Aberrant Work

I've had the idea of making sculptures of tardigrades in various amusing poses for a while and I was planning on  making one tonight.  It was going to be a tardigrade sitting on a sofa smoking a bong.  Then I started thinking that I would make the sofa a monstrous sofa like Chairy or Dog Chair from Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  I was worried that the lounging, toking tardigrade would get in the way of the monstrous sofa, so I ended up making two separate pieces.

I reviewed some basic tardigrade anatomy before making this and I'm happy with how it came out.

Here is the Monstrous Chair.  I heard Jim Henson singing "Mahna Mahna" on the way home from the pottery studio and I like to think it ushers in a new era of aberrant work.