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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.

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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.