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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.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tardigrade on a Couch WIP

Finished Seated Tardigrade on a Monster Couch

Once again, I attempted to make the seated tardigrade smoking a bong.  I made a monstrous sofa for the tardigrade to sit on, but when I started trying to sculpt the tardigrade, I realized that water bear anatomy is not conducive to the seated posture.  I couldn't get it to come out how I was imagining it.

I was going to keep the sofa and save the seated tardigrade stoner for another day.

I cut the tardigrade into segments (head, three body segments, caudal segment) and rearranged them to produce this awkward creature.

I realized that a tardigrade seated on a couch probably should look awkward.  And so Monstrous Chair joined Seated Tardigrade.  It felt absurd enough without the bong and the tardigrade's arms are too short anyway.