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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, July 29, 2014

Cockroach Cup #4

This is the fourth is a series of mugs with a cockroach on the inside.

Eye Cup #27 With Eyebrows

This is Eye Cup #27 three pairs of eyes with eyebrows and a combination of glazes that come out pink.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Eye Cup #17 With Vertical Eyes

This is Eye Cup #17, with three large vertical eyes, each surrounded by a cluster of four small eyes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Eye Cup #25 With Three Mouths

This is Eye Cup #25.  It has three toothy mouths with eight eyes of various sizes and colors arranged around them.  It also has an eye on the inside.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Red-Eyed Cat Head

This is the last of the cat head trilogy from my recent firing.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eye Cup #19

This is Eye Cup #19, with twelve eyes of various sizes and colors arranged around a central fanged mouth.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eye Cup #20

This is Eye Cup #20, with three large eyes on the outside and one on the inside bottom.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Eye Cup #18 With Cannabis

This is a slab cup with six eyes arranged around four Cannabis leaves.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Eye Cup #23

Eye Cup #23 has a chain of five molded eyes knitted together by a green tentacle pattern.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tardigrade #9

This is another in my series of water bear sculptures.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Screaming Cat Head

This is one of a series of not-especially-realistic cat head sculptures.

This is the source image:

Monday, July 7, 2014

Eye Cup #21 With Big Eye and Teeth

This is #21 in a series of slab coffee cups with molded eyes.  This one has a an enormous central eye and eight teeth to either side.  Unlike the Black Tooth Pot and Tooth Pot 1, this one doesn't follow human dentition.  All the teeth are upper central incisors.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Old Cat Column

This is probably from 2007 or 2008.  It's one in a series of column sculptures originally modeled on Lewis Carroll characters.  The cats became less and less cat-like and this was one of the later ones.

Cannabis Cup 3

This is a slab cup with four Cannabis leaves on the outside.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Eris Idol 1

I had an idea to make idols of Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos, similar to the primitive Cthulhu idols I had been making.  Since Eris is a deity of human appearance rather than an octopoid monstrosity, this came out even cruder than I was expecting.  It looks ridiculous and I think that's appropriate. The reason for the hair color is that I once had a dream of Eris with blue hair.

Here are the Christmas ornament and illustration from D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths that were the models for this idol.

Eye Scraps and Clusters

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Eye Cup #33

This is #33 in a series of slab cups with molded eyes.  This one has a pattern of small eyes and the upper halves of one of the Rocky Horror mouth molds.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Angry Blue Face Cup

This is a slab cup with bestial face, also known as Eye Cup #28.