Stephanie Osser / A Night at the Opera: Mrs. Claypool and Mr. Driftwood at Your Service

Title: A Night at the Opera: Mrs. Claypool and Mr. Driftwood at Your Service

Series Title: Performance Pieces

Artist: Stephanie Osser

Date: 2005

Technique: coiling | slab method

Temperature: cone 04

Glazing / Surface Treatment: low fire glaze

Material: clay | eyeglass wire

Height: 12" | Width: 20" | Depth: 12"

Credit Line: Inspired by my favorite comedians, the Marx Brothers and their great old films.  This one was created as a serving piece with a sense of humor after seeing the A Night at the Opera.  Margaret Dumont is being pestered by Groucho Marx here.
Butterflies are flighting out of her dress alighting around the piece, with scenes from the opera illustrated on the back.

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