Marguerita Hagan, Set of four 7" plates
Set of four 7" plates: 3 Petroglyph (neolithic) & 1 Primary Producer
Neolithic: Neo or new + lithos or stone in Greek refers to the Late 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.
It was during this period that works in clay began ushering in crafts. This prolific period has left a profound mark. Its petroglyphs, petro or rock + glyph or carving in Greek, mark celestial and mystical events, which include the oldest known eclipse dating Nov 30, 3350 BC in County Meath, Ireland.
Continually discovering new petroglyphs, the latest are local to Pennsylvania and along the Susquehanna River. Earliest petroglyphs around the world from leave us footnotes from a time when man lived in rhythm with nature and the environment. This series is a touchstone to finding our balance again.
Primary Producerware: Magnifies the ancient basis of our ecosystem sustaining all life.
Science: The ocean’s mighty microscopic marine organisms help photosynthesize over 50% of Earth's oxygen alone, providing every other breath we breathe. Diatoms alone produce over 25% of our planet’s oxygen in salt and fresh water to the moisture in the soil to earn the title, Lungs of the Planet. This series honors the gems making life possible on Earth.
Work: Hand-made sturdy stoneware. Each unique with sizes approximate to .5”. Food safe, dishwasher, microwave and ovenproof. Custom orders including dinner sets are welcome.
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.
Throughout her career, Hagan has brought to light the beauty and engineering of our planet’s diverse ecosystems and our powerful role as stewards. At this climacteric time of change, her work focuses on the largest and essential element on earth, the ocean from its micro to macro scale. The intricate ceramic forms shine light on the wonder and respect for the fragile, diverse life of the sea with which our lives are intrinsically linked. Hagan’s practice is an ongoing discovery, magnifying our awareness, reciprocal responsibility and protection of each other and our planet.
She received her MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and her BFA in Ceramics at James Madison University. Her projects include collaborations with artists, scientists and community, environmental art-science residencies, lectures and exhibits nationally and internationally.