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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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fish Head With Tongue-Stealing Parasites

This is built like a slab pot, but it's not a pot.  It's a fish head infested with two Cymothoa exigua, the rare and exciting tongue-eating louse.  The louse is a parasitic isopod which causes a fish's tongue to fall out and then takes the place of its tongue, presumably helping itself to a little of whatever the fish eats.  They really do have disturbing little smiley faces like that.