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.

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: