Tag Archives: recycled slate

A Stable Sign for Josef

I based this design (©HatchBurnCarve) on a photograph of Josef that was supplied by the customer who commissioned this piece.

Carved from a hand cut reclaimed roof slate (30 x 25 cm), the design was freehand carved, the slate hand polished and then the design was carefully enamelled with professional gold monument enamel.



A Pictish Horse Stable Sign

Made for a horse called ‘Rio’, this stable sign was hand crafted from a reclaimed roof slate (cut to 30 x 25 cm). I based this design (©HatchBurnCarve) on the Pictish horse carving from the Class I Pictish symbol stone in Inverurie, taking into account the slenderness of Rio.


A Stable Signs for Hanns

Hand carved from a reclaimed roof slate (which I cut to size, 30 x 25 cm). I based the design (©HatchBurnCarve) on a photograph of Hanns that was provided by the customer.

After carving, this sign was hand polished to 1200 grade and carefully hand enamelled with professional gold monument enamel.


Om Ah Hung Slate Monoliths

These monoliths were cut, carved, enamelled and polished from 2.5 cm thick slabs of reclaimed building cladding. From start to finish, this was a project of intense concentration and precise measurements until their final installation in a garden in Devon.

The above image shows the three syllables chiselled out and in the process of adding relief ‘detailing’ with my Foredom.

The above image shows the Hung syllable after carving the ‘detailing’.

The Hung syllable after polishing and adding three coats of signwriters/monument enamel.

After carefully transporting the three stones over a journey of 400 miles, my wife and I spent around 10 hours digging the trench (in appalling ground conditions!) for the installation. Firstly, the plinths were assembled- these were pre-cut slate slabs and monoblocks adhered using CT-1 construction adhesive;

Once in place and all levels were correct, the trench was filled with concrete;

The ground was returned to the original state, wrappings removed and the stones unveiled;






Hand crafted slate house numbers

Two hand crafted slate and enamel house numbers which I made recently.
Hand-carved from reclaimed roof slate and then hand-enamelled.

I can post/courier these UK wide.


PM me here if you would like me to craft one for you, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk


Pictish Horse Stable Sign

This stable sign was based on the Pictish horse design from the Class I Symbol Stone in Inverurie (but with added ‘spots’ as Blackjack has these!).


This was carved into a reclaimed roof slate and hand-enamelled.


If you would like a bespoke stable sign, then please message me here or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk


Icelandic Horses Stable Signs

I was asked to create matching stable signs for two Icelandic Horses- ‘Ess’ and ‘Lyfting’.

I drew the horse head, adding some classic Pictish spirals and carved these into two reclaimed roof slates (design © Hatch, Burn, Carve/Martin Wilson). These were then hand-enamelled.



Here’s one of my original drawings (note that these are my own design and therefore subject to copyright);


I can draw/design, carve and enamel bespoke stable signs for your horse-  please PM me here, or email hatchburncarve@yahoo.co.uk