Workshop Tour

The Welsh Slate Water Features workshop is a shared space with another Stonemason, so client visits are by appointment only. Many clients book a Workshop Tour to discuss designs, view stock and also for collections. Naturally support is also provided via email, phone & social media.

This blog post contains detailed information about Ioan’s natural stone products and services, hand crafted in his workshop near Southampton on the south coast of England.

Words From Ioan

With four rigs currently set up I’m running things pretty efficiently at the moment so minimise the time setting up and changing core bits etc. I can just jump between rigs quite quickly. Drilling is the main process in the workshop and all cores used have diamond tipped bits and each drill has a water feed to keep things cool. This is the main function in the workshop but please see a further list of services below.”

Core Drilling

Currently ranging from 10mm to 600mm diameter but I can quickly tool up and source the size you require.


I have the tools and capability to cut slabs and tiles and also larger worktop pieces with a range of specialised tooling and saws.


With a range of tools and grit levels, I can polish up to a mirror finish on natural stone plinths and worktops.


This varies from a simple sawn edge, smooth edge, half bull nose, full bull nose through a range of sizes. I can also drill worktops for taps and drain grooves etc.


As most of my work is bespoke and unique, I love to carve and engrave pieces to give them that personal touch. This really does finish off a piece.

In addition to this list, I also work closely with local Garden Designers and Landscapers and love to collaborate on projects. Over the years this has included some stand out projects like finishing metres and metres of swimming pool edging and more recently worktops for Garden Bars.”

Find The Workshop

Conveniently located near Southampton, Ioan’s stone workshop is bordered by the New Forest and South Downs national parks. There are many great places to eat and stay nearby, a couple of favourites are listed below. 

Where To Eat Nearby

There are plenty of great places to eat near the workshop, these two are our favourites!

Banana Wharf at Port Hamble Marina.

Phone: 02380 456 622


Gaff Rigger at Mercury Yacht Harbour.

Phone: 02380 455 595