Ioan was born into a third generation of Coal Merchants in Pembrokeshire, West Wales famous for its amazing rugged coastline and the rolling hills of the Preseli’s. Drawing on elements of his childhood, Ioan started to create very unique water features from Welsh Slate. This later developed into a passion for creating bespoke wine racks from both Welsh Slate and Portland Stone.
This then progressed into offering a large range of slate crafts to compliment wine racks. Coasters and Place Mats, cheese and wine boards to candle holders. Each piece is very different in their own way. Markings differ massively with each piece having its own character. This is what really inspires Ioan as no two pieces are the same.
Regular trips back to Wales help Ioan retain his connection with Wales, picking out beautiful, unusual pieces to cut, work and shape, back in the workshop. Ioan is married to Kelly, with 2 beautiful girls Ellie and Emily. When not at kids clubs or the dusty and damp workshop, Ioan can be found cycling around the beautiful countryside of Hampshire.