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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.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lips Cup WIP

Finished Lips Cup

This is a slab cup with a molded mouth inspired by Patricia Quinn's lips in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  I continue to repeat myself.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Clown Column

This is an old piece from 2009.  It consists of a clown head on top of a series of nested cups.  The clown is from a Simpsons episode.  It's based on Bart's clown bed in "Lisa's First Word."

New Cannabis Cup WIP

This is slab mug decorated with four Cannabis leaves.

Finished Cannabis Cup #6

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Grin Cup WIP

Finished Toothy Grin Cup

This is a slab cup decorated with a press mold of a smiling face.  The mold cracked while I was making it and the grin is distorted.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Primitive Angry Face Mug WIP

This is a slab mug with a primitive, angry face on it.  It's another pattern which has sold well in the past.

Finished Angry Blue Face Cup

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015


This is a duck object which my father made in 2013 and which I painted.

Eye Cup #50 WIP

Finished Eye Cup #50

This is a slab cup with 10 molded eyes looking in various directions.  It's a design I've made two times before and they sold both times.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Potoo Bird WIP

This is an interpretation of the potoo bird, Nyctibius sp.  Note the sophisticated feather technique.

Finished Potoo Sculpture

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Crab Louse WIP

Finished Crab Louse Sculpture

Continuing with my theme of ectoparasites, this is my interpretation of Pthirus pubis, the noble human crab louse.  I like how the shape of the body came out.  I'm still having difficulty interpreting segmented legs in clay.  It's also difficult to capture the bristly textures apparent in the electron microscope images I'm using as models.