Monthly Archives: April 2014

An Ancient Design from Lascaux

Lovely email (and card!) from a happy customer 🙂 She had requested a board with the bull (or auroch) from the caves at Lascaux. This was a lovely piece to do- probably one of the most ancient designs I’ve done- these are an incredible 17,300 years old!

“The parcel arrived this morning before 10:00 – that was a quick service. Everything is great, really lovely. The Lascaux bull is my favourite as I am keeping him! He is sitting on the dining table and I can’t help running my hand over him when I pass – slate is really very tactile. Many thanks for all you work. I will certainly pass your name and cards on to ‘spread the word’. Best wishes for the future.”

If you would like a similar design on a board (or would like me to design something for you), then please get in touch.

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Slate Cake Stand

A truly unique/bespoke cake stand. The top tier is approx 200 year old purple Scottish slate whilst the base is approx 300 year old Cornish slate. I spent ages hand-sanding to make a lovely tactile surface.

Drop me a note here, or email

NOW SOLD! But more to come (or contact me if you would like one specially made!)

©Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson




Realised I hadn’t posted this- one of my largest pieces to date. A replica of the Papil Stone (originally from Shetland, now in the NMS).

This was commissioned by Jane Clancey as a present for Tim- thanks so much.

The final piece- almost 1 m high.