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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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Miniature Eye Cups

These are small eye cups to be used as shot glasses or espresso cups.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Pig in the Pot

This pig looks like a really unpleasant cartoon character.

Red Cat in the Pot

I was thinking this could be used as a soup bowl, but a friend who is a lifelong kitchenware enthusiast didn't think so.  It's a slab bowl with a big, primitive cat head sculpture on the inside.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Black Cat in the Pot

This is a slab pot with a primitive sculpture of a cat head inside.  It's meant to be used as a soup bowl.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Giraffe Pendants

This was a fun commission.  Most of my giraffes end up as smiling giraffes: (Giraffe Column, Giraffe Pot, Giraffe-Hydra-Tree, Giraffe Lich, Giraffe Cup).  I made 14 and 12 survived, a few with missing legs.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Eris Pot


The title uses polyp in the Lovecraftian sense rather than in the medical sense.

Snail-Head Phallic Scupture

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tardigrade 18

Babadook Sculpture

This is a sculptural interpretation of the monster from The Babadook. I was expecting the manganese oxide to come out black instead of brown.  This is one of my very favorite horror films.  Great directing, great acting (especially from the child star), amazing art department.  The film itself is spooky, but the pop-up book that serves to let an evil spirit access to the house is terrifying.  This is based on an illustration from the book.

The image from the film and the pop-up book:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Practice Skulls 2

I needed some skulls for a pottery project and these were used as practice.  They're obviously very distorted and the ones that finally made it onto the pot (which I just glazed this morning) are also very distorted.