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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.

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: