Slate and Nature – open for online business

Due to the Corona crisis, our Slate and Nature Riverside Studio is temporary closed but you can still order our products on-line. If you want to send a present to a loved one, we can post it directly to them – with your message engraved in a slate label (for free). Please contact us via e-mail:, our facebook page Slateandnature or give me a ring: 01434 270331. Jeanette 

ps pls don’t contact us through this post, thank you.


Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair 2018

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Slate and Nature will be at the Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair in November 2018. Please don’t forget to order your tickets in time. Looking forward seeing you all. IMG_6651 copy



The Scottish Game Fair 2018

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Our next event will be the 30th Anniversary of the Scottish Game Fair at Scone, Friday till Sunday 29th of June till the 1st of July. We will be at our usual place – Gunmakers row number G74.

The Fair is a great day out for people of all ages, all cultures and all countries and there is a wide range of activities and stalls to suit all members of the family.

We hope to see you!

Although there always will somebody be at home, we will take all our products to the event, so our studio will be closed for those days.

Save the Date / Christmas Open Days 2017

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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. 

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Under the Slate Christmas Tree

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The height of our recycled slate Christmas trees are: 3-D 36cm and the wooden trunk tree is 40cm heigh. More information or order by e-mail:

Upcoming Christmas Fairs 2016

Our Christmas Fairs for this year are:             img_1563-copy18-19th November, Ely Cathedral Christmas Fair  ec-christmasfair2016-poster-a4                              

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! 

Enjoying the Dark Skies; the Zodiac Lamp

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. 1 zodiac full view pictureThe lamp is divided in three parts (a 360 degrees skyline) 4 copyThe 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. 3 table sectionOn 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.