Marguerita Hagan, Petroglyph Charger

Regular price $250.00

Petroglyph Charger, Glazed Stoneware and Custom Hanger, 2 x 12 1/4 inches.

This charger in plum glaze on red stoneware with glyphs from Mexico documents a sacred celestial alignment. Hand-made serving as art for wall or table in sturdy stoneware with each piece unique, food, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe.

Petroglyphware History: Petroglyphs, petro or rock + glyph or carving in Greek share sacred knowledge, notably celestial and mystical events, spirit beings via individual and collective recordings. The carvings took great skill to chisel stone with stone emphasizing its revered importance.

The glyphs of this series date back to the Neolithic period. Neo or new + lithos or stone in Greek refers to the Last Stone Age period. The Neolithic period followed the Mesolithic or Middle and Paleolithic or Old/Early periods. It dates approximately between 9000-3000 BC during the development of stone tools, settled villages, agriculture, domesticating animals, mounds and earth architecture based on spiritual practices.

During this period works in clay began and it is the birth of crafts on our planet. The oldest known recording of a total solar eclipse is from era dating Nov 30, 3350 BC in County Meath, Ireland. Identical and similar symbols are found around the world from petroglyphs of this period leaving us footnotes from a time when man lived in rhythm with nature and the environment. This prolific period has left a profound mark.

The series includes local and global petroglyphs across the timeline. Expect new discoveries and petroglyphs with each body of work.

Marguerita Hagan is a ceramic sculptor based in Philadelphia. She is an advocate for the thriving of all life in mutually sustainable communities and environments. The concept of interdependence plays throughout her sculpture, teaching and community arts.

Recent work abstracts the elements of marine life from microscopic primary producers to coral reef ecosystems and beyond. The intricate ceramic forms shine light on the wonder and respect for the delicate, diverse and mostly little known life of the sea with which our lives are intrinsically linked. Hagan’s practice is an ongoing discovery, magnifying our reciprocal responsibility within the architecture of these vital gifts. She exhibits and lectures nationally and internationally.