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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.

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.