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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’m just frantically birthing as many clay monstrosities out into the world as I can until I’m no longer able to do so.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Cockroach Pottery Through the Ages

In December 2000, I visited the Insectarium in Philadelphia.  I bought a mug in the gift shop which had a lump of clay painted to look like a cockroach on the bottom of the mug.

In 2014, I started regularly producing pottery, including several inspired by the mug from the Insectarium.

Plain on the outside, molded cockroach on the inside bottom:

Molded roaches on the outside and inside

I made another series of cockroach cups in 2018:

Negative images of cockroaches (rubber cockroach pressed into the clay)

Cup with sculpted cockroaches

Cup with sculpted roach face and molded cockroach on the inside:

Pot with cockroaches masquerading as eyelashes from 2020: