2 Aug 2016

our materials: reclaimed cornish slate

like all of our materials, we spend a lot of time sourcing & choosing the right pieces.
our slate comes from old buildings and are sometimes so dirty that it is impossible to see the colours and markings underneath.
it's a lot of work cleaning them up, chipping away just to get to the slate.
once we have cleaned them up we can see the beautiful colours and markings in each piece - a mixture of deep & light blues, little patches of rusty orange, greys, browns & blacks, and sometimes a real defined contrast of lights & darks.
every single piece of slate is different which makes each item that we make unique.

Glenn hand cuts each piece and then polishes the slate to reveal more of the colours that have occured due to the slate being weathered for years and years and years.
we use reclaimed cornish slate in our accessories collection for our mirrors, ranging from small portrait ones to large sculptural panoramic ones.
we also make a range of clocks from this beautiful slate, polishing a circle for the face so it's smooth and leaving the rest slightly textured.

visit our website for more details & to see our work: pachadesign.co.uk


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