Studio Classes

Custom instruction in a creative, fun and supportive environment. Northern Liberties 1870 c home, former speak easy with original bar, once bowling alley interior garden, koi pond and deck above offers one-of-a-kind innovative space. Spacious studio opens to Garden Gallery.

Career ceramicist & teaching artist offers wide range of experience having fostered the launch of ceramic careers and projects for artists and community locally and nationally.


I love my class

Basic ceramic methods demonstrated to support individual projects.

All levels of experience WELCOME to New & Returning Students.

6 Week Session Schedule: Week 1-4: Hand building in clay, Bisque firing.
Week 5 & 6: Glaze & surface treatment, Glaze firing.

Launching Pad: Independent Projects & Private Sessions

Hagan has worked with artists over the years exploring ceramics for first time or returning to clay for special projects or exhibitions.

Understanding the importance of the creative process, this holds special value to Hagan for those that serve others be it healthcare, healing arts, restauranteurs, care-givers, non-profits, executive directors, counseling, social workers and educators. Clay’s healing and fun nature doubles as a fabulous elixer for our day to day and a brilliant tool for professions serving students, clients and diverse communities.

A great joy for Hagan is teaching those often new to ceramics, immediately called by the clay and take off on. In Philadelphia it has been her honor to have taught and helped launch artists who got their individual ceramic jump start in her studio like Jacintha Clark @jacinthaclark, Jannalyn Bailey’s Curious Clay @curious.clay, Damini Celebre @daminicelebre, Veronica Hanssens @vhanssens, Colin Foley @drop_ceiling, Colleen Rudolf @cmrudolf and more to come.

Contact Marguerita to celebrate special events in the studio or bring staff together for professional, fun, creative venue.

Schedule Class Enrollment, Private Sessions or Special Projects with Marguerita: marguerita@margueritahagan.com, 206-419-6503

Studio: 557 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

2019 Studio Clay Classes:

Winter 2: 6 Week Session: Monday 6 - 9pm; Feb 25 - Apr 1; $225
Spring at Last: 6 Week Session: Monday 6 - 9pm; Apr 8 - Skip April 29 - May 20; $225
Spring 2: 6 Week Session: Monday 6 - 9pm; May 27 - July 1: Note Skip Mon June 10 for Tues June 11; $225
Hello Summer: 6 Week Session: Monday 6 - 9pm; July 8 - Aug 12; $225



Accepting Private Classes, Private Events & Projects

Email to inquire & schedule a Private Session or Project and to register for the next Class

Private Session:

Custom scheduled include instruction, materials and kiln firings: $75/hour

Special Project:

Custom arrangements. Email to inquire.


Pit-Fire Workshops

Pit-Firing possibly FALL 2019

Dates TBA

here’s a look at our last workshop:

SPRING 2019 Pit-Firing:

Watch your work transform in this magical outdoor community firing. Pot luck while the fire simmers.

3 part workshop: clay, fire, unearth:

1. Mon April 8, 3-9pm: 6 hr CLAY hand-building session: Marguerita’s Studio. Work will then be bisque fired in kiln for pit-firing.
2. Mon April 15, 5-9pm: PIT-FIRING & POT LUCK Colleen Rudolf Studio (Pit-firing during regular class time.)

3. Tues April 16, 6-7:30pm: EXCAVATE & DEINSTALL: Colleen Rudolf Studio. 

$150 includes instructions, materials (clay, sawdust, cinderblocks, bricks, kiln & pit-firings) for this outdoor community firing.

RAIN DATE for Pit-Firing: Mon May 6 & 7, same time

Spaces limited in this special workshop:

Contact Marguerita by email to register: wet clay to pit $150 or ceramicist special: bisque to pit $75

Colleen Rudolf Studio:

2129 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Slide show: Pit-fire workshop Nov 2018 in conjunction with Love Letters to Earth solo exhibit at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for MFA & BFA students and community at Colleen Rudolf Studio, Philadelphia