THE MINE OAK COLLECTION
UNIQUE OBJECTS MADE FROM OAK
RECOVERED FROM THE SLATE MINES OF NORTH WALES
UNDER THE MOUNTAIN
Over 100 years ago, oak and steel was taken into the slate mines of North Wales to build the infrastructure for removing slate. Long abandoned, the steel rusted into the underground streams and the oak slowly naturally darkened and grew dense in the iron-rich water.
David White has salvaged small amounts of this amazing material from deep in the mines and made functional objects from the Mine Oak.
The Mine Oak collection is currently part of an exhibition at Oriel Davies, Wales, until the 30th January 2019. Please contact the gallery directly for shipped purchase opportunities until that point. The gallery operate an interest-free spread payment option. To be notified when the items shown here are available for purchase from this website please email David.