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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.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tardigrade 8

This is another interpretation of the tardigrade in clay.  I've been trying to find a way to accurately represent tardigrade claws.  When I make it as a free-standing sculpture, long, delicate claws tend to break off in the kiln, so in the past I've used larger feet which resemble mammalian bear claws.  With this one, I attempted to address the problem by building it on a base.  I like the way the claws came out, but they still don't look like tardigrade claws.