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.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ophanim Pot 2

This is my second attempt at the Ophanim Pot.  The Ophanim are an order of Hebrew angels.  It means wheels.  They are also described as thrones.  In some illustrations, they are depicted as interlocking circles covered with eyes and wings.  

In my first attempt, the pot and lid survived the bisque firing, but the glazes melted due to some heat convection anomaly in the kiln, fusing the bottom of the pot to the kiln shelf.  

In this second attempt, the lid cracked in the bisque kiln, but the pot survived.  Unfortunately, the lid from the first one and the pot from the second one don't fit together.

The cracked lid: