Howard Bowcott invited me to his workshop to see the final touches to the giant jigsaw, the River of Slate. River - because that’s how all the sediment gets washed down to create the mudstone which morphs into slate. River - because the Dwyryd was where the slate used to be boated out to the waiting ships.
This stunning work will soon be in the centre of town for people to walk on. What sacrilege! I hope they take off their shoes.
Here’s Howard busy with the slate: