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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.

Self-taught artist on the autism spectrum. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, horror comedy, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – and all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme. I feel like I'm frantically birthing as many clay monstrosities out into the world as I can.

Friday, March 21, 2014


There's a parade in Tucson called All Souls Procession.  It's based on Mexican Day of the Dead traditions, with a lot of people walking around after dark with skull make-up on their faces.  It was so crowded last year that I left before the parade started.  Every time I would find a place where I wasn't packed into a crowd, people would start filling in in front of me and I would keep moving back until I wouldn't have been able to see the parade anyway.

I was thinking that it would be more enjoyable to be in the parade and I decided to work on making a grotesque clay baby that could be pushed in a carriage.  That may or may not happen, but this is the first attempt at a baby.  It has holes in the head and the body and I was planning on putting LED lights on the inside so it would radiate eerie light.

A homunculus is an constructed human effigy brought to life artificially.  Homunculus also refers to the miniature human beings that were once believed to live inside human sex cells in a long obsolete theory of human conception.