Slate History

Terracotta Daisies 18x9 $75.00

My decorative painted slates are exclusively from Maine structures built during the 17th and 18th Centuries. According to several historic preservation sources, many slates were originally shipped from North Wales, UK, during this time period.

 

Each roof slate is unique in character, thickness, size, and texture.  Original roof slates were manufactured by hand following a five-step process: cutting, sculpting, splitting, trimming, and hole punching.

 

I hand select each slate and thoroughly clean and prepare them to meet my quality standards and become ready to paint. The weathered surface  makes an ideal canvas for my signs and decorative seasonal themes. Each slate is unique hand-painted and signed by the artist.