Aberrant Ceramics is the ceramic artwork of Aaron Nosheny.

I work in the medium of stoneware clay and make hand-built pottery, primitive sculpture, hamsas, and a variety of other forms. My work celebrates and pushes the plasticity of the medium. The content of the work follows an inner landscape of biological obsessions, psychic damage, and bouncy cartoon animals.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Key Mold Object

Furious Ape Mold Objects

Hamadryas Baboon Head

This is a head of the hamadryas baboon for the Hierophant Tarot card.

Blobfish Tiki Mug WIP

Behold the lovely blobfish, on a primitive tiki mug.  It's proof that God loves us!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Revenge of the Winged Tacos WIP

My other flying taco sculpture fell over and lost a wing.  This is the replacement, painted with yellow slip for realism.

Flying moon things with a mold made from a Hawaiian fertility god tourist statue face.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Winged Tacos WIP

These are for the banner on my food porn blog.

I made this one as you would make a real taco, by filling it was delicious clay fillings and then folding it over, but I was worried that air could be trapped inside, so I destroyed it.

This is the replacement.  The fillings only appear to fill the taco.  It's all a grand illusion that you can't see in this image anyway.

Here's a flat version.

Blue-Green Butterflies

Miter #2 for Hierophant Tarot Card

Big Mandrill Face for Hierophant Tarot Card

Friday, November 25, 2016

Wood Nymph Chalice

Cymbal Chimp WIP

This is one of the items for the shelf in Jesús's closet in the Angry Mophead story and also in keeping with the primate theme of the Hierophant Tarot card.  I considered giving him genitals, but I settled for a bulge.

With arms and bulge:

Without arms and bulge:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Poodle Moth Tiki Mug WIP

Pope Mandrill II for the Hierophant Tarot Card

This is based on a Byzantine religious icon of Holy Hierarch Lev the Pope of Rome

The book he's holding is based on the Necronomicon prop from the Evil Dead movies.  I made a few alternate books, but I like the one he's holding better.

Furious Ape Stars

I'm using an old press mold of an angry ape face molded from a Spawn universe action figure in the primate-themed Hierophant Tarot card.  I had made these Furious Ape Stars in 2011 and decided to retry them now that I've completed my MFA.  Joking about the degree.  Outsider and fucking smug about it.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Good Primate, Bad Primate

Hamadryas Baboon, the good primate.  Everyone loves a baboon.

Shit-flinging primate.  Fuck this species of primate.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Baboon Minion Children for the Hierophant Tarot Card

The three cards representing Timothy Leary's Second (Emotional-Territorial) Circuit, PRIESTESS-EMPEROR-HIEROPHANT, all have attendant minion children.  The source image appears below.

These ones look pretty bad.  I'm also not happy with how the glazes came out.

Mandrill Face, Baboon Face

These are for the Hierophant Tarot card.

Mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx

Olive Baboon, Papio anubis