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Aberrant Ceramics is the art of Aaron Nosheny.

I make hand-built pottery, sculpture, ornaments, masks, menorahs, and other clay objects.

I also use glazed and painted ceramic objects in digitally constructed illustrations, including a children's book and a Tarot deck.

Contact me with any questions, sales inquiries, or to propose a commission.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Human Embryo Cup WIP

Finished Embryo Cup

Mug with interpretation of features of five-week-old human embryo:




Sunday, June 28, 2015

Human Embryo Pot WIP

Finished Embryo Pot

This is a slab pot with features modeled after those of a human embryo at 5 weeks.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alice Donut Coins 2

These are clay coins with lyrics from songs by Alice Donut, a mutant punk band from New York.  The first time I tried these I used manganese dioxide to blacken the letters and it didn't show through the glaze.  This time I used black slip and scraped the glaze out of the letters.

"Roaches in the sink" from "Roaches in the Sink"


"Forks in the road" from "Bucket, Forks, Pock"



"Act of sheer stupidity" from "My Severed Head"



"Her head could spin" from "Green Pea Soup"


"Esto no es una vida" from "Dreaming in Cuban"



"Don't be grim" from "Lorelei and Henry"


"Lactate Sin Free" from "Mother of Christ"


Three other coins without lyrics:




Eyelash Mite WIP

Finished Eyelash Mite

Spontaneity doesn't work for me.  If I come to the studio unprepared, I'm not usually happy with the result.  Today I researched the delightful topic of eyelash mites, Demodex folliculorum.   These are tiny parasitic arachnids that live their whole lives in the forest of human hair follicles.  It's still primitive.  It's still aberrant.  But I'm happy with the result.















Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Aberrant Animal Column WIP Made By My Four-Year-Old

Finished Tiger Column

I don't have a four-year-old.  My purpose for posting this is to determine when it's ready to fire.



Monday, June 15, 2015

Three-Layer Chamsas

Chamsa 151






Chamsa 152





Chamsa 153





Chamsa 154





Chamsa 155


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Primitive Phallic Monstrosity WIP

Finished Phallic Monster #7

I received an anonymous comment on my last post.  It said, "This crap looks like something a four-year-old would make."  I deleted it, but I wish I hadn't.  I call it primitive, but maybe childlike and/or childish might be better adjectives for my work.  Here is a childlike/childish/primitive phallic object.  I don't have kids so I have no idea if it looks like something a 3 to 10 year old child would make.




Friday, June 12, 2015

Alice Donut Coins

These are ceramic coins with lyrics from Alice Donut songs.  I carefully filled in the letters with manganese dioxide with an off-white glaze on top of it, but I must have glazed it too thickly because you can't see the black lettering at all.


"Roaches in the Sink"




"Forks in the road" from "Bucket, Fork, Pock"




"Lactate Sin-Free" from "Mother of Christ"


"Downsizing my personality" from "The Better Me"



"An act of sheer stupidity" from "My Severed Head"



Friday, June 5, 2015

Brown Jenkin WIP

Finished Jenkin Sculpture

This is a grotesque, vaguely human head on a grotesque, vaguely rat-like body.  It's Brown Jenkin from the H.P. Lovecraft short story "The Dreams in the Witch House"



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Rhino Wraith WIP

Finished Rhino Wraith

I bought some African mammal toys at a thrift store a few years ago and I've been looking for an excuse to use them.  That's all this is: an excuse to model a rhinoceros head.  I'm calling it a wraith because it has a flattened, sheet-like, flying-squirrel-like body and cylindrical protrusions suggesting ribs.












The rhinoceros toy used as a model:


Chamsas 161 - 165

Chamsa 161






Chamsa 162




Chamsa 163





Chamsa 164





Chamsa 165