AandEStoneworks

Stone Housewares made in Midcoast Maine

Swanville, Maine · 2766 Sales

AandEStoneworks

Stone Housewares made in Midcoast Maine

Swanville, Maine 2766 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(357)

Announcement   Unique & Functional Housewares made from Maine slate, granite & beachstones.
We are the home of the Original Slate State Cheeseboards!
All of our products are cut free handed. we Do Not use water jets/lasers/computers to cut any of our products!

Let's by Social!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AandEstoneworks
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AandEstoneworks

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 27, 2017

Unique & Functional Housewares made from Maine slate, granite & beachstones.
We are the home of the Original Slate State Cheeseboards!
All of our products are cut free handed. we Do Not use water jets/lasers/computers to cut any of our products!

Let's by Social!
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AandEstoneworks
Instagram: www.instagram.com/AandEstoneworks

Alana Hutchins

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Alana Hutchins

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About

It all started with a Loaf of Bread

The earliest memory I (Alana) have of wanting to start this little business venture is from a few years ago. Evan had a "bread loaf" shaped rock (his dad had brought it home one day because he thought it was neat.) One day Evan got out his saw and started "slicing" the bread loaf rock into coasters. I remember standing at the counter with Evan's mom gluing felt to the back of the coasters (funny side note - we actually were using white fabric paint in a tube that we THOUGHT was glue - but it worked! and the felt is still stuck to the rocks to this day) After the coasters were finish I remember thinking how cool it was to have such a special rock turned into something that we could use everyday. That rock had hung around the house for a few years and Evan's father had passed away in that time. This rock - something so simple - became something so special that we could use everyday. I knew I wanted to make these for other people but I didn't know how it was going to happen.

Fast forward about a year - June 2012..... One day Evan came home from work and said "I was talking with Tony (employee at the time) today, we should cut a rock into the shape of Maine." So we made a stencil, walked out back to the left-over-job-rock-pile and pulled out a piece of 2" thick Norumbega. It took Evan 30 minutes to make our very first Maine shaped rock. I couldn't believe how perfect it was! We posted it to facebook and got a TON of likes and comments. That's when we decided we had to start making more things. We still weren't sure How or Where to sell our items.

On August 7th, 2012 I was talking with a co-worker and she said "I've decided tomorrow I'm starting an Etsy shop" It inspired me to start one too - the very next day August 8th, 2012 I started our Etsy shop and have been in love with our business ever since! It has opened a lot of wonderful doors and connected us with some amazing people. In April of 2017 I was able to quit my full time job and now A&E Stoneworks is my full time job! Thank you for helping us get here!

Thanks for poking around our shop!

Shop members

  • Alana Hutchins

    Owner, Maker

    The "A" of A&E Stoneworks! If you asked her when she was little what she wanted to be when she grew up she'd always answer "Artist!" :) #dreamcometrue She enjoys running, yoga and spending time outdoors in Maine!

  • Evan Hutchins

    Owner, Maker

    The "E" of A&E Stoneworks! Evan has been a stone mason since he was 12 when he started working for his dad. He took over the business in 2009. His love of rocks is what helped start A&E Stoneworks. He enjoys working out and racing triathlons!

Production partners

  • Katrina Kelley

    Newcastle, ME

    Seamstress that helped sew napkins.

  • Patricia Shea Designs

    Belfast, ME

    Maine artist who designed this fabric exclusively for A&E Stoneworks.

Local

Find AandEStoneworks at the following upcoming markets!

  • Yarmouth Clam Festival
    Yarmouth Chamber Of Commerce
    162 Main St
    YARMOUTH, ME

    Jul 20–22

    A Maine Summertime Tradition Since 1965 Admission to the Festival is FREE! Come join us for a long weekend (always the 3rd Friday in July) and enjoy all that we have to offer; Friday night parade, Saturday night fireworks, live music from 3 stages, fantastic food served by our non-profit volunteers, arts & crafts shows, road races and more. The Carnival on the Midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other Festival activities start Friday at 10:00 am. Thank you for supporting us! The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce would like to thank you for attending the 2017 Yarmouth Clam Festival! We look forward to having you back next year, July 20 – 22, 2018! For p

  • UMC Flaherty Farm Arts & Crafts Show
    Flaherty's Family Farm
    123 Payne Rd
    SCARBOROUGH, ME

    Aug 10–12

    United Maine Craftsmen 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Show at Flaherty's Family Farm in Scarborough, Maine. Admission: $3, kids under 12 free

  • Belfast Harbor Fest
    Belfast Boat House
    34 Commercial St.
    BELFAST, ME

    Aug 18–19

    The Harbor Fest happens down on the Belfast waterfront! It's a must visit event with a weekend full of fun events: a 5k race, pancake breakfast, gala & art auction, national boat building challenge, cardboard boat races, food, music, vendors and so much more!

  • Common Ground Country Fair
    Unity, ME
    MAINE

    Sep 21–23

    If you’ve ever been to the Fair, you know – and if you haven’t been, anyone who has will tell you – it's an event like no other, that brings together so many people from so many walks of life, all in the spirit of celebrating the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 8, 2017
Welcome to A&E Stoneworks!
We are the home of the original Slate State Cheeseboards!
All products are cut FREE HANDED by us in our home studio. We do Not use lasers/water jets to cut any of our products!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
If you are unhappy with your item for any reason and would like to return it please contact us within 5 days of delivery (Custom engraved items may not be returned). We will refund the price of the item upon its return in new condition. Shipping cannot be refunded. Items must be returned within 2 weeks of original delivery date.

We will work with customers on a case by case basis for lost items. Often times this is a waiting game with USPS but we will assist you through the whole process!
Shipping
Orders ship within 1-3 business days.
Custom listings/orders can take longer.
We ship via USPS. (Large orders may ship via FedEx)

***When we are taking personal time there will be shipping updates in our shop announcement section***

More information

Last updated on Jan 8, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of our orders are wrapped in brown kraft paper and tied with twine!

We offer upgraded wrapping that can be purchased during checkout. Package will be wrapped in pretty paper with a nice ribbon tied around it. If you include a gift message we will put it on one of our heart rock cards!

Wholesale availability

If you are a store looking to carry our products please email me at alana@aandestoneworks.com Please include your name, store name and location.

Sizing details

The dimensions of each cheeseboard/product is listed in the item description.

What to do if you item arrives broken

While our products are durable they do break in the mail occasionally. If your item arrives broken please let us know ASAP (within 5 days of delivery). It is a requirement that you send us a photo of the broken item AND a photo of the box it arrived in. Once we receive your photos we will send a replacement ASAP*

*We reserve the right to ask you to return your broken item(s) on certain occasions. If we ask you to return it we will reimburse your shipping cost once we receive the item. New items will be sent once we receive the broken one(s).

Care instructions

All of our slate and granite cheeseboards should be hand washed and conditioned with food grade mineral oil.

Wash the top of coasters with a damp cloth.

BeachWare Utensils should be hand washed. In order to maintain a tight handle do not take them apart.