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Aberrant Ceramics is the artwork of Aaron Nosheny,
ceramicist 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’m just frantically birthing as many clay monstrosities out into the world as I can until I’m no longer able to do so.

This blog has served as a record of my ceramic output since 2006.



Sunday, February 28, 2016

Pig Head in the Pot WIP

Finished Pig in the Pot

This is a slab bowl with an roughly constructed angry pig head inside.  It's a really thick chunk of clay, which makes it a liability in the kiln, but at least it will only be my stuff that gets destroyed if it explodes.



Friday, February 26, 2016

Cat Head in the Pot WIP

Finished Black Cat in the Pot

This is another attempt at a pot/soup bowl with a cat head on the bottom.  This one is as primitive and unrealistic as the last one, but it fits in the bowl a little better and it's thinner, thus making it less likely to explode spectacularly in the kiln.



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pot With Cat Head Inside WIP

Finished Red Cat in the Pot

This is my first attempt.  The cat head is too big and it doesn't really look like a cat.  It would also be very difficult to glaze and to clean once it's finished.  Besides that, I like how the pot itself came out.
 




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Eye Cup Clone WIP

Finished Eye Cup #54

I'm attempting to clone my first few eye cups.  This is the first one, with 11 eyes connected by a tentacle pattern and one eye on the inside bottom.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Molded Cat Head Objects

A few years ago I took a workshop in slip casting.  I made a plaster mold of one of my cat head sculptures, but I couldn't get the slip casting part to work.  It fell apart when I tried to take it out of the mold.  These objects were made using the plaster mold as a press mold.







The original cat head object:



Chaos Star 2

These things look and feel like weapons.


Chamsas With Spiral Designs

These aren't really spirals.  It's an imprint of the top of a Bride of Frankenstein Halloween decoration candle. 

Chamsas 181 - 185:






Saturday, February 20, 2016

Practice Skulls

These distorted and unrealistic skulls were made as practice for the Kali-Eris Pot.  I think the skulls on the pot itself came out better, if still somewhat distorted and unrealistic.


Friday, February 19, 2016

More Anatomically Correct Hallucigenia WIP

Finished Hallucigenia Sculpture

I've tried to make hallucigenia in its correct configuration with the spines on top and the tentacles on the bottom before, but it didn't work out, so I always defaulted to the older, incorrect configuration with the tentacles on top and the spines on the bottom.  This is a new attempt at a more anatomically correct hallucgenia, although I'm still not sure about its front-to-back orientation.  I'm also not sure about the shape of the head. The image I used as a source featured an ass-shaped head.




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Axolotl WIP

Finished Axolotl Sculpture

This my interpretation of the Mexican salamander called the axolotl which lives its whole life in its larval form.







Chaos Star 1

The chaos star symbol of eight radiating arrows was invented by fantasy writer Michael Moorcock to represent the gods of Chaos in his Elric of Melnibon√© novels. 


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Vase With Eyes and Spikes WIP

Finished Blue Eye Pot

I've already made this pot several times, but this time I'm making several in different colors.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Flags of the World Cannabis Leaves Part 4

Turkey, Suriname, Bangladesh, Barbados, St. Lucia, Canada


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flags of the World Cannabis Leaves Part 3

Israel, Palau, Belgium, Gabon, Finland, Indonesia (or Monaco)


Small USA Flag Cannabis Leaves


Friday, February 5, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PsychoEris Sculpture

This is a dark aspect of the otherwise mirthful goddess Eris.  I've posted this before here.  This is an update of the photography.