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The Hare

In Celtic tradition, the hare is sacred to the Goddess and is the totem animal of many lunar goddesses such as Hecate, Freyja and Holda – the hare is a symbol for the moon.  The Goddess most closely associated with the Hare is Eostre, or Ostara.  The date of the Christian Easter is determined by the phase of the moon.  The nocturnal hare, so closely associated with the moon which dies every morning and is resurrected every evening, also represents the rebirth of nature in Spring.  Both the moon and the hare were believed to die daily in order to be reborn – therefore the Hare is a symbol of immortality.  It is also a major symbol for fertility and abundance as the hare can conceive while pregnant.  Over the centuries the symbol of the Hare at Ostara has become the Easter Bunny who brings eggs to children on Easter morning, the Christian day of rebirth and resurrection.  Hare hunting was taboo but because the date of Easter is determined by the Moon together with the Hare’s strong lunar associations, hare-hunting was a common Easter activity in England (and also at Beltane).

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Black Leaping Hare Plaque

Black Leaping Hare Plaque

£15.00

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Individually handmade in stoneware. Glazed in a matte black wash. Each design is slightly different so there …

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Boxing Hares Framed Print

Boxing Hares Framed Print

£85.00

Boxing Hares giclee print on fine art paper framed in oak. By Sarah Halstead. Also available as prints unfram…

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Glazed Leaping Hare Plaques

Glazed Leaping Hare Plaques

£39.50

These beautiful hare plaques are handmade in stoneware and are glazed with different colours. Some are darker than ot…

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Hand-made Hare Mug

Hand-made Hare Mug

£12.50

This lovely mug richly glazed has a relief leaping hare on the front and a hare's head on top of the handle.  It…

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Hare Dreaming Card

Hare Dreaming Card

£2.25

Size: 150mm x 150mm  Supplied with coloured envelope in cello sleeve This card is blank inside for your pers…

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Hare Dreaming Framed Print

Hare Dreaming Framed Print

£120.00

A beautiful, collectable limited edition giclee print. Limited edition of only 95. Printed on high quality …

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Hare Mug - Tortoiseshell

Hare Mug - Tortoiseshell

£12.50

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This lovely mug richly glazed has a relief leaping hare on the front and a hare's head on top of the handle.   …

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In Abundance

In Abundance

£45.00

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Limited edition giclee print of 195 Image size: 150 x 140 Mount size: 330 x 330

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Leaping Hare Pendant

Leaping Hare Pendant

£10.00

Handmade leaping hare pendant. All individually handmade, glazed and kiln fired. No two will be exactly the s…

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Lovers Dance

Lovers Dance

£16.00

Mounted limited edition print of 550. Mounted Size: 20 x 20 cms Artist - Keli Clark

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