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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.

I’m a self-taught autistic artist working in my medium for over twenty years. I like monsters, insects, weird animals, body horror, folk horror, horror comedy, horror in general, Halloween decorations, fast food mascots, kitsch – all of these creep into my work, but there’s really no overarching theme.

I am in love with my medium. I love the process of frantically birthing clay monstrosities, subjecting them to an epic trial by fire, and sending them out into the world.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jabba's Palace Mobile Pieces

Some of my favorite characters from the scenes in Jabba's palace from ROTJ.

Salacious B. Crumb
(cackling Monkey-Lizard)

(frog-dog guardian)

(flatworm-evolved hunter alien)

(Three eyed goat alien)

(Cthulhu-headed accountant)

(Fierce woolly monster)
(No one hates Tatooine more than J'Quille)

("Yak-face," the holy grail of Kenner Star Wars toys)

Ephant Mon
(Four letters short of an elephant man)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mos Eisley Cantina Mobile Pieces

Some of my favorite characters from the Cantina scene from ANH.

Hem Dazon (oddly shaped puppet head that pops up in the beginning of the scene)

Labria (the grinning devil alien)

Leesub Sirln (The Weird Girl)

Muftak (Fuzzy four-eyed bug alien)

Ponda Baba ("Walrusman" who gets mutilated while trying to beat up Luke Skywalker in a bar.)

"Death of the Firstborns" Plague Finger Puppet

For his grand finale, God murders children for the sins of the their parents' political/religious leader.  Who could possibly think it was a good idea to elect this fictional character as supreme being?

"Darkness" Plague Finger Puppet

I wasn't sure how to express this concept in finger puppet form.

I didn't want to be as lazy as the designer of this finger puppet:

Friday, February 24, 2017

"Locusts" Plague Finger Puppet

This would be a very awkward finger puppet.

"Thunderstorm of Hail and Fire" Plague Finger Puppet

So all those massive storms up to this point and since were not a curse from God?

"Boils" Plague Finger Puppet

In the sixth plague, Yahweh instructed Moses and Aaron (no relation) in how to give the Egyptian people open, festering sores.

"Diseased Livestock" Plague Finger Puppet

And the LORD smote the cattle for the actions of the human political/religious leader.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Nopal Skeleton Texture Tests

I found a nice piece of prickly pear skeleton on a walk and I'm testing it as texture using cookie cutters.

Anti-Valentine Heart Update

Creepy doll face, healing green snakes, and a deconstruction/inversion of the lyrics to Suite Judy Blue Eyes.

Star Wars Refrigerator Magnets

These are refrigerator magnets for my nephews, based on their favorite Star Wars characters.  I threw Salacious Crumb in as a bonus, but he may be too small to be recognizable.

"Wild Animals" Plague Finger Puppet

There is some disagreement among Biblical translators regarding the fourth plague.  It may refer to an assortment of wild animals, such as lions, or it may refer to swarms of flies.

"Biting Insects" Plague Finger Puppet

The original Hebrew word כִּנִּים can be translated as lice, gnats, or fleas.  I was thinking of lice when I made this, but I'm a little embarrassed that I didn't try for more anatomically correct head lice.

Friday, February 17, 2017

"Plague of Frogs" Plague Finger Puppet

The second plague is a Plague of Frogs.  Some people are squeamish about frogs and apparently this phobia has been around for a long time. 

Here I would like to demonstrate that these things really are functional finger puppets.

"Water Into Blood" Plague Finger Puppet

This is the first in a series of ceramic finger puppets representing the Ten Plagues of Egypt from the Book of Exodus.  It's the part in the Bible where Yahweh torments the people of Egypt with natural and unnatural horrors because of their leader's transgressions against His chosen people.  Worst fictional character ever.  Even more of a dick than Willy Loman.

The first plague concerns turning the waters of the Nile into blood,  killing the fish and stinking up the place.

Ten Plagues finger puppets are not my original idea.  They exist for the purpose of religious education and you can buy them online!

Dumbo Octopus Tiki Mug

This is the fourth in a series of four animal tiki mugs.  With this one, I revisit the lovely dumbo octopus of the genus Grimpoteuthis.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ashtray WIP

I need something new to sell at NORML events.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blobfish Tiki Mug

This is third in a series of four animal tiki mugs.  I don't think it successfully captures the very human facial features of the blobfish, .  Maybe if you took a blobfish and squished it into a column and gave it satanic eyes it would look like this.

Psychrolutes marcidus, the real blobfish:  much blobbier and much more horizontal.