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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, February 28, 2014

The Milo Cup

This is Eye Cup #11, The Milo Cup.  My two-year-old nephew saw one of my eye cups at my parents' house and was fascinated by the eye on the inside that appears when you've finished drinking.  So this is an attempt at a kid-sized eye cup.  I say attempt because the rim is too thick for me to drink out of comfortably, so I'm guessing it would be more difficult for Milo.  But hopefully it can be put to some use, even if it doesn't last long (young children and fragile ceramic = ...).

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sinistar Object 2

This is the companion piece to Sinistar Object 1.  It's a clay interpretation of a pixelated monster flying demon space head from the 80s video game also called Sinistar.  I had kept this one aside, intending to paint it to get it closer to the colors of the original, but I eventually went with glaze instead.

Eye Cluster 6

Santa Mug Mold Objects

In October 2013, some kitschy miniature Santa Claus mugs appeared at the pottery studio.  I used them as models for these Impish Santa Mugs.  Recently, they resurfaced in the lost-and-found area of the studio and I decided to adopt them.  I made molds from the faces and these are the results.

The original mugs:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lamb Valentine WIP

Finished Version of Unholy Valentine's Day Lamb

There was a collection of creepy old Valentine cards circulating the social media and the one that caught my attention was a lamb with its tongue protruding.  It looks somewhat like the goddess Kali and has bows in its wool.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cannabis Cup WIP

Finished Version of Cannabis Cup

The Cannabis leaves for the Cannabis Menorah came out nice enough that I decided to try them on a mug.  There's also a leaf on the bottom.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tooth Pot WIP

Finished Version of Tooth Pot 1

This is a slab pot with teeth all the way around the circumference.  I made an attempt to follow human dental anatomy, but I ran out of room for the molars.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chatterer Pot WIP

Finished Version of Chatterer Pot

For a while I've been thinking of making a pot inspired by the Chatterer Cenobite from Hellraiser.  At the very least it's an excuse to learn more about tooth anatomy.

This is the Chatterer Pot with white slip applied to the teeth, so that they'll be at their whitest once they're glazed.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cockroach Mug WIPs

Finished version of Cockroach Cup 1
Finished Version of Cockroach Cup 2

I have a coffee mug that I bought at an insect museum in Philadelphia which has a rudimentary ceramic cockroach at the bottom.  It's just a lump painted black and brown, but it's obviously a cockroach.  Several people have told me that they find the cockroach mug to be very disturbing (and I've never given in to anyone as a surprise).  I think it's a great idea.

These two mugs are my attempt at a cockroach mug.  I used a mold of a cockroach from a Halloween assortment of rubber vermin.  

The first one has the molded cockroach attached to the bottom of the mug.

The second one has the molded cockroach pressed directly into the bottom of the mug.

And here is the model: