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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.

I’m a self-taught autistic artist working in my medium for over twenty years. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, folk horror, horror comedy, horror in general, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme.

I am in love with my medium. I love the process of frantically birthing clay monstrosities, subjecting them to an epic trial by fire, and sending them out into the world.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Noble Tardigrade WIP

I'm about at capacity with the hand-built cups that are going to fit into a kiln in a few weeks so I'm returning to one of my favorite sculptural themes, the noble tardigrade.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Faithful to Human Dentition WIP

Finished Version of Black Tooth Pot

This is a flower pot with teeth.  I made an attempt to be faithful to human dentition.  The bottom teeth are, however, the same size as the top teeth.  Also, there is only one pair of premolars and I ran out of room for most of the molars.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Spider Cup WIP

Finished version of Spider Cup

This was also intended to be a plain cup with no aberrant elements, but it didn't feel right without some kind of ornamentation.  It has a molded spider on the inside and a spiderweb pattern on the outside.

It Feels Safer With a Cockroach

Finished version of Cockroach Cup #4

This is another slab cup with a fine example of a Periplaneta americana (American cockroach) at the bottom.  I was actually considering making one or more cups without any ornamentation whatsoever, but I find the concept to be intimidating.  Somehow, it feels safer with a cockroach.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chamsas 121 - 125

The off-white glaze I usually use for eyes was apparently contaminated with another glaze, so the eyes on this series of chamsas came out orange.

Chamsa 121

Chamsa 122

Chamsa 123

Chamsa 124

Chamsa 125

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Upper Halves Eye Cup WIPs

Finished version of Eye Cup #32
Eye Cup #32, with the upper halves of five fanged mouths and five eyes.  The handle came out a little awkward.

Finished version of Eye Cup #33
Eye Cup #33, with the upper halves of three sensuous mouths with full lips and straight teeth, and six eyes.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cannabis Flower Pot WIP

Finished version of Cannabis Flower Pot

I experimented with a new way to make a slab cup and it turned out more like a flower pot.

All-Purpose Monster Miniatures

These are two all-purpose monster miniatures for use in a Dungeons & Dragons game.  I don't have any games going on currently, so I guess these will have to wait.  I made them a few weeks ago.  I was working at the pottery studio on a Saturday night when suddenly a large, noisy group of people turned up for a "clay party."  They were weekend revelers and I was there to work.  I felt trapped in the room where I was working.  While I waiting for the pot I was making to dry, I made these bold artistic statements.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Cup With Marijuana Leaves WIP

Finished version of Cannabis Cup #2

Five leaves on the outside, one on the inside bottom.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cup With Trilobites WIP

Finished version of Trilobite Cup

This is a slab cup with trilobites because I couldn't find the cockroach mold last night.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Insectoid Eye Cup WIP

Finished version of Cthulhoid Eye Cup

Eye Cup #31 has large, blank eyes, similar to those on the Cthulhu Pot.  Other than the eyes, it has an insectoid appearance.  I considered trying to make the eyes look like compound eyes, but I didn't want to ruin it.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Zombi Jesus Love Objects

I find the concept of Zombi Jesus Love very funny.  I made a few of these object several years ago and I thought it was time for an update.

The Yog-Sothoth Eye Cup WIP

Finished version of Eye Cup #30

This is Eye Cup #30.  The bubble-like configuration of eyes reminds me of that wholly likeable Lovecraftian deity Yog-Sothoth.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Eye Cup #29 WIP

Finished version of Eye Cup #29

I was going to add eyebrows to these but I decided to keep them as they are.  They're obviously eyes, but I'll be disappointed if no one misinterprets them as boobs.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Angry Bestial Face Cup WIP

Finished version of Angry Blue Face Cup

This is the first time I've attempted a tapered cup in a while.  It was meant to be another eye cup, but it came out with an angry, bestial face.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Angry Eye Cup WIP

Finished version of Eye Cup #27

Eye Cup #27, with angry eyebrows.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Tardigrade Business WIP

Finished version of Tardigrade #10

I sold my sixth tardigrade on Etsy.  I was thinking of ways that I could mass produce tardigrade sculptures, but they're fairly time consuming.  The claws are especially difficult to get right.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Varied Mouths/Exclamation Points WIP

Finished version of Eye Cup #25

These are two more eye cups, #25 with the varied mouths and jumbled eyes and #26 with small eyes and exclamation points.

Finished version of Eye Cup #26