A recent move has seen Welsh Slateware expand into housewares.
The business is based at Penrhyn Slate Quarry, near Bethesda in North Wales. Slate has been quarried there for over 2,000 years, and Welsh Slateware has been providing slate for roofing and flooring for generations.
The company is now introducing two slate collections: Dressed (with an aged rugged look) and Fine (with grooved borders and chamfered sides). Both collections include coasters and placemats as well as individual serving pieces.
To celebrate, Welsh Slateware is saying ‘thank you’ (‘diolch’ in Welsh) with some special launch offers for customers.
All orders received between now and March 31 will receive an additional 10% discount from the Welsh Slateware trade price list.
In April, 10 winners will be selected at random. Each will receive a £120 gift voucher to redeem against a choice of Welsh-themed gifts. The list includes Penderyn Welsh Whisky, Welsh black beef or lamb from Edwards of Conwy, or two vouchers for Zip World Velocity. This is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe – and it flies straight over Welsh Slateware’s old pit. There will also be 10 runners-up prizes of Halen Mon pure white sea salt from the Menai Straits in Anglesey.
The company is working with experienced housewares consultant Paul Kempsey from Luxury Housewares, who said: “Penrhyn slate is virtually non-absorbent, making it food-safe. The slate that our housewares competitors use isn’t naturally food-safe but lacquered to prevent the absorption of food stains. The risk is that knives could cut through the lacquer and the coating could peel.”
He also said Welsh Slateware is dishwasher-safe ‘unlike other slate’, and can be gently warmed in a conventional oven to keep cooked food warm.
Paul added that light scratches can be rubbed out with a damp cloth, while the application of a little light cooking oil burnishes the surface.
More details are available at
www.slateware.co.uk; 01248 604218
Paul Kempsey; firstname.lastname@example.org
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