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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.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Formless Spawn #4

This is the fourth in a series of Formless Spawn sculptures from around 2007.  Formless Spawn are Cthulhu Mythos entities from the writing of Clark Ashton Smith.

Formless Spawn #3

This is the third in a series of Formless Spawn from around 2007.  It's meant to depict one of the servitors of the Old One Tsathoggua.  It's chipped in several places and may have been damaged in the great moving disaster of 2010.

Formless Spawn #1

This is the first in a series of sculptures of Formless Spawn, servitors of the Old One Tsathoggua.  This one is from 2004 or 2005.  It's not hollow so it's only by good fortune or good wedging that it made it through the bisque kiln without exploding. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Formless Spawn #2

This is old work from about 2007.  I made a series of sculptures representing Formless Spawn, an entity from the Cthulhu Mythos, although not one invented by Lovecraft.  The Formless Spawn were invented by Clark Ashton Smith.  They were designated as the servitors of the Old One Tsathoggua.

I posted about them a few years ago, but I'm listing one of them on Etsy and I wanted to update the photography.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Purple Worm Commission WIP

Finished Purple Worm #3 sculpture

I made a few Purple Worm sculptures a few years ago and sold this one, named Roger, on Etsy.  The Purple Worm is a classic Dungeons & Dragons monster.  I got a commission to clone Roger.  I don't know if I succeeded in creating an exact replica, but it's another monstrous larva with a big mouth and a lot of teeth.

Eye Cup #34 With Dragon Eyes

The mottled gold effect was obtained by adding a layer of reddish brown glaze over a white glaze.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Green Wiwaxia

These are interpretations of Wiwaxia, the fossil organism from the Burgess Shale.  The green one has a clear glaze over copper carbonate.

Wiwaxia 3:

Ventral View:

Blue Wiwaxia

These are interpretations of Wiwaxia, the fossil organism from the Burgess Shale.  The blue one has clear glaze over cobalt carbonate.

Wiwaxia 2:

Ventral View:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Seated Tardigrades 15 and 16

These are interpretations of tardigrades in seated positions in preparation for the Laboratory Tardigrade.

Tardigrade #15

Tardigrade #16

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chamsa 136 - 145

Chamsa 136

Chamsa 137

Chamsa 138

Chamsa 139

Chamsa 140

Chamsa 141

Chamsa 142

Chamsa 143

Chamsa 144

Chamsa 145

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Eye Cup #36 With 9 Eyes

This is #36 is a series of slab mugs with molded eyes.  It has nine eyes looking in different directions.  The eyes are glazed floating blue, deep red/plum, and moss green.  The cup is divided into three sections which are also glazed the same colors.