Cornwall makes you think of holidays, beaches and spectacular scenery. And that’s all true but there’s more, there’s another Cornwall - one that proves that beauty in this county is more than skin deep.
Our Cornwall – Redruth - was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. A unique place where mining, invention and entrepreneurship converged. It’s this Cornwall whose spirit inspires us and permeates everything we do.
Anne's family hail from St Ives. Her father, grandfather and great grandfather were all lifeboatmen and fishermen. Their nickname in the the community is 'Roundy Stevens'. Her great grandfather, Jim, featured in a poem by John Barber called 'The Man From Tregenna'.
Stevens Cornish Slate works only with locally sourced slate. All our slate products are designed and hand-made by us in our workshop in Redruth, Cornwall. Everything we make is produced to the very highest standard and finish so that you can be sure that your Stevens Cornish Slate product is durable, serviceable, beautiful and distinctive.
We are members of the Made in Cornwall scheme and passionate about supporting and working with local businesses who share our values of integrity and excellence.
Think slate, think Cornish slate and choose Stevens Cornish Slate.
The STEVENS story
Set up by Pat Scully and Anne Marlow, the story of Stevens Cornish Slate is not a long one in itself, but its seeds were sown many years ago. Pat trained as a chef in the mid 1970s and started his working life in hotels and industrial kitchens. He then left the hospitality sector and pursued a number of different career paths including running a transport business for 20 years.
Anne’s father’s family – the Stevens family - hail from St Ives and still live in the county. With a successful career in the retail sector in the Midlands she had always wanted to return to her roots.
Pat and Anne made the move to Cornwall in 2012, and, when they couldn’t find a sign they liked for their new home in the county, ended up making one from slate. Their house sign was much admired and they found themselves inundated with requests to make similar ones. From this small beginning, a sign business – Roundy Stevens Crafts - was born.
Ben Prior, who owns the award-winning Ben’s Cornish Kitchen restaurant in Marazion, came across the company on Twitter and decided that something in slate, hand-crafted by Pat, would be perfect for presenting his signature dishes on.
Pat and Ben met, discussed ideas and Ben placed his order. Less than two weeks later Ben’s diners were enjoying their meals even more – served as they now were, on beautiful, distinctive slate platters. And the Chef’s Canvas concept was born.
Pat and Anne built on their product portfolio and now make bespoke house signs, games boards and chess tables and many one off customer orders.
Roundy Stevens Crafts was now much more than an accidental sign-making business and became Stevens Cornish Slate – for all things slate - tableware, house signs, games boards, giftware and home accessories.