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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, 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

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

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"

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chamsas 156 - 160

Chamsa 156

Chamsa 157

Chamsa 158

Chamsa 159

Chamsa 160

Eye Scrap Clusters With Metallic Paint

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