Category Archives: Cheese Boards

Pictish Stag Serving Board

Carved from a reclaimed slate (approximately 40 x 25 cm), this design is based on the design from a Class I Pictish stone found in Grantown-On-Spey in the early 1860s (now in the Museum of Scotland).

Sealed with a food-safe stone sealer, this serving board/trivet (and many of my other pieces) is available from The Hub on the High Street, Innerleithen.


Bee and Honeycomb Serving Board

Bee and honeycomb serving board/trivet (design ©HatchBurnCarve).

This was carved, filed, sanded and hand polished from a reclaimed roof slate (40 x 25 cm).

After enamelling, the board was sealed with a food-safe stone sealer.


Pictish stag cheeseboard

Between the numerous recent commissions, I’ve also been busy making new stock items for fairs and shows.
This is a Pictish stag cheeseboard, based on the design from a Class I Pictish stone at Grantown (now in the Museum of Scotland). Hand carved and finished from a reclaimed roof slate.

You can also buy these directly from Hatch, Burn, Carve. PM me or email



Slate Placemats and Coasters

A recent commission. Set of four matching placemats and coasters.

Each one free-hand carved and finished for a super smooth surface.


These are made from reclaimed Scottish slate which has a lovely deep blue colour. Just collected these a few weeks ago from a dismantled shed/garage.



If you would like me to make something similar for you, please PM me here, or email

Uffington White Horse

Uffington White Horse cheeseboard/trivet/placemat.


Freehand carved from a reclaimed roof slate.


I can make these to order- please use the contact page, or email

Tattoos in Slate

This cheeseboard was a present for a couple who each had very distinctive tattoos.



Here’s the tattoo;

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The salmon fly;


And the original tattoo design;

Fly tattoo

Would you like to see your tattoo in slate? I can carve your design and make wall plaques, garden stones, cheese boards, etc. Just use the contact form or email

Remember, tattoos are for life, slate is for many lifetimes.

Bee and Honeycomb Cheeseboard

A new design (© Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson) carved into slate serving boards/trivets.


I occasionally have these for sale, or they can be made to order. Please use the contact form or email

For Those About to Caboc, Brie Salute You- An AC/DC Cheeseboard.

An AC/DC cheeseboard I made as a request for an engagement present in 2014.

If you would like a metal/rock/band cheeseboard or plaque, just message me here or email



Pictish Bull Cheeseboard

This was based on one of the Pictish Bull carvings from an Iron Age hillfort at Burghead in Moray, Scotland. This fort is particularly interesting as it has a chambered well built within.


An Ancient Design from Lascaux

A commission from 2014. The customer had requested  a cheese board/trivet 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).

I received the following message once the piece had been delivered;

“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.”

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