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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.

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: