For a chef like Michael, who places the highest value on every detail of the dining experience, the partnership with Welsh Slate has given him the opportunity to develop and design a unique set of British handcrafted tableware: the ‘Slateware by Michael Caines’ collection.

Utilising natural Welsh slate, a material that has been quarried and crafted since at least Roman times, Michael has designed and championed a contemporary collection of slate plates, bowls, placemats, coasters and platters.

I love presenting food on Welsh slate. The drama of the food set against a surface infused with history, texture and delicate hues deepens the adventure.

The inherent beauty and qualities of slate are evident in the range of beautiful slate dinnerware designed by Michael.

From its source in North Wales, Welsh slate has been used and crafted by many generations of people from all walks of life. Penrhyn Quarry has been at the centre and the focal point for UK natural stone and its heritage since the 13th century and a major operation for over 400 years.

In recent decades new sources of roofing slate have come into production from all over the world but none have come even close to matching the appearance and performance of Welsh slate. Indeed Welsh Slate has been exporting to the known world since shipping began and its export markets continue to grow.

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