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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.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Fast Food Mascot Cups




Last of my 2020 pieces to remain unglazed. 





Two new versions.  The large one without a handle includes the taco mascot, my least favorite of the six.  Part of what fascinated me about the fast food mythoi was the lesser, deprecated characters.  The Professor had mostly disappeared by the time I was old enough to be aware of the characters, but there he was in some of the McDonaldland murals on the walls at the mall McDonalds.  What heinous act had he committed to be banned from McDonaldland forever?

Handle broke off during transport.


I was fascinated by the marketing pantheons of McDonalds and Burger King in the 70s and 80s.  They were so awkward and incomplete and wrong, just like the pantheons of human cultures.

This is my attempt to create an awkward, incomplete, wrong fast food pantheon of my own.  The taco character sadly didn't fit.  

Their names, from left to right, are (Pizza) π, Bone Thigh, Fry Cosmic, Gregor, and Bunny.