About Maricraft

We are located in Blaenau Ffestiniog, the heart of Snowdonia and the home of Welsh Slate. Our location helps us maintain competitive prices without compromising quality. We are the leading producer of slate coasters in the UK. Established in 1983 and having made over one million coasters to date we have the experience and expertise to screen print, laser, or etch your ideas and images onto our natural slate coasters and plaques. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We offer a no quibble refund if you are not delighted with your order.

These days there is no underground mining. All our slate is surface mined and we often recycle slate left behind by the Victorians. Wherever possible we are looking for the revered "Old Vein" or given its proper name in Welsh "Hen Lygad". Slate is derived from sediment laid down millions of years ago and highly compressed. Hen Lygad is beautiful to work and its surface, being very smooth, is suitable for quality screen printing or etching. It is famous for its texture and beautiful dark blue-grey colour. Our products are made from slate which is between 400 and 500 million years old!