Slate and Nature’s Christmas Open days for 2017 will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday 24th, 25th ad 26th of November and Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd of December. We would be delighted to welcome you with our traditional Chocolate treats. Other days you are of course also welcome, but please ring us in advance to avoid disappointment.
26/27th November, Christmas Slate & Nature Open Days
1-4th December, Living North Christmas Fair, Gosforth Racecourse
9-10th December, Hexham centre Christmas Fair
All other days you are welcome at our studio, but please ring us first!
When we are away at fairs, there will normally be somebody at home, but because most of our stock will be at the fair, contact us before you come over!
Dark Sky Designation! S&N is situated in a fortunate dark sky area. We love our diamond stars and like to ‘translate them into our live at earth’. Sometimes it can be cloudy and we still would like to enjoy a ‘sparkling’ sky line; hence I made a ‘universe’ lamp’, the Zodiac, showing the 12 constellations we can observe over the months of the year. The lamp is divided in three parts (a 360 degrees skyline) The elliptic table has the shape of Earth’s orbit travel (according to Keppler) around the sun (center = the pole of driftwood) during each calendar year. On the table edge each (your) month is engraved; starting at your month, edge, follow your line to the sun (the pole), through sky viewing or looking up (at bottom of the lamp) you will find your star sign (zodiac constellation) on the lamp. Also on the table the equinox & solstice and the sun/earth distance (aphelium & perihelium) is engraved as also the seasons are indicated to explain our relation to Nature & the Universe. When you are interested in stargazing, visiting the Kielder Observatory have a look at our special Zodiac Sculpture less than 10 miles at our riverside studio in West Woodburn, Northumberland.
The Ideal Home show in Glasgow next weekend, pffff we have never done such a large ‘production’. All hands on deck this week to get ready in time and knowing Gerard he has to make some really special things, like his new ‘Zodiac’ Dark Sky Outside Lamp. (when dark, a solar (LED) powered constellation, representing the twelve celestial astrology figures)! We are on Stand G820, please come and see us.