Meet the maker Terry Hawkins

Terry Hawkins is the creative force behind Loving Slate. Born and brought up in Liverpool, Terry fell in love with the wonderful landscape of the Lake District as a young man. While walking the fells and valleys of the North Lakes, he developed a deep appreciation of outstanding beauty of Lakeland Slate with its rich texture and olive green hue. Having a keen interest in nature, he also derived immense joy from seeing birds and animals in their natural Lakeland environment. Being a talented and creative self taught craftsman, it was perhaps inevitable that Terry would combine his admiration of Slate and his love of nature …with amazing results!

Terry has produced 2 collections of work.

The Lakeland collection includes a range of figures and 3D pictures featuring mountains, bird and animals those who love the Lake District will recognise! Everything in the Lakeland Collection is hardcrafted from Lakeland Slate, from the world famous Honister Slate Mine, renowned for its beautiful greenish grey hue.

The Roof Slate Collection includes a range of garden features, including bird birdbaths, sundials and bird feeders, as well as birds and animals made from everyday roof slate, handcrafted and transformed into beautiful and original features to enhance your home and garden.