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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.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Eye Column

One of several eye scraps left over from the weeping cups:

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Grotesque Column Sculpture WIP

Finished Black and White Column

I was enjoying clay more when I wasn't worrying about whether something was salable.

Flat Cthulhu Figure

Along with the American Gothic farmer faces and the cat people, I made a flat Cthulhu figure.

Cat People

I like how the American Gothic farmer faces came out with their wide empty eyes and I made some cat people in the same style.

American Gothic Cup Practice Objects

These are meant to be the stern-looking farmer from Grant Wood's painting American Gothic.  I also made a mug using the same farmer and these were used as practice for that.  I used an off-white glaze called Queens which usually comes out brownish when applied lightly.  I did apply it lightly, but the glaze was probably too thick and it came out a uniform off-white which doesn't show the details that well.

This one includes a body.  One of the prongs broke off the pitchfork.

Here are the four faces individually:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Doll Mold Sculptures WIP

These are three primitive sculptures incorporating molded doll heads.

Finished Blue Angel Devotion
Finished Leaning Devotion
Finished Black Angel Devotion

Monday, May 25, 2015

Painted Marijuana Leaves

These are ceramic marijuana leaves with acrylic paints.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Glazed Marijuana Leaves

These are ceramic marijuana leaves with combinations of glazes.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cat People Pot WIP

Finished Cat People Pot

This is a tall lidded slab pot decorated with three solemn cat people.

Eye Scraps

Leftovers and byproducts of various eye projects:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cat People WIPs

I made some cat people (and one Cthulhu) in the same style as the American Gothic farmer.  Hopefully I'll be incorporating one of them into a mug or pot soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

American Gothic Cup WIP

Finished American Gothic Cup

This is my interpretation of the grim farmer from Grant Wood's American Gothic painting.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Other Vagina Bowl

American Gothic Farmer Cup Practice WIP

I want to make a mug with an interpretation of the severe-looking farmer from Grant Wood's painting American Gothic and these are my practice objects for the image on the cup.  I like how the larger images look, but they don't give the farmer enough forehead.

This is the image I want to use for the cup:

American Gothic by Grant Wood.  Note the prodigious forehead on the man.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Crying Eye Pot WIP

Finished Weeping Eye Pot

This is a tall (9 inch) slab pot with a progression of crying eyes.  I think I'm done with the crying eye pattern.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

More Tears WIP

Finished Eye Cup #49

This is Eye Cup #49, another eye cup with tears.  I'm not feeling especially sad, but I like how these are coming out.  I have at least one more planned.