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.

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: