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Aberrant Ceramics is the art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, sculpture, ornaments, masks, menorahs, and other clay objects.

I also use glazed and painted ceramic objects in digitally constructed illustrations, including a children's book and a Tarot deck.

Contact me with any questions, sales inquiries, or to propose a commission.


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:



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