Engraved art and accessories in stone and tile

Holdingford, Minnesota | 20 Sales


Engraved art and accessories in stone and tile

Holdingford, Minnesota 20 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (1)

Announcement   Welcome! Custom orders are our specialty. If you don't see what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to request a custom order. Thanks for visiting.


Last updated on Jan 12, 2019

Welcome! Custom orders are our specialty. If you don't see what you are looking for, please don't hesitate to request a custom order. Thanks for visiting.

Chris Welch

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Chris Welch


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharon on Nov 14, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    We recently purchased several sets of coasters from this company and I must say we are extremely pleased with the finished product. We asked for a special order and it was done to our specifications and shipped beautifully. Couldn't b happier. We highly recommend doing business with Engavestone.


Engravestone is a family owned business that specializes in engraving bricks and pavers for organizations to sell for fundraising campaigns. Over the years literally hundreds of thousands of bricks have been engraved. In between bricks, Chris (co-owner of Engravestone) experimented with engraving different objects and designs. One day he took a discarded tile, engraved it with an original design and put rubber pads on the bottom of it. And, before knowing the name "trivet", the first trivet was made. The orginal trivet is still in use to this day.
Together Chris, his wife, and two of his children run both Engravestone and EngravestoneWare. In a small shop in central Minnesota, thousands of bricks go out each year for memorials, fundraisers and building projects, while on the side they allow their creative sides to shine through the items they produce for this shop. Each piece is a labor of love, talent and dedication put in by each family member as they work together to recreate a common item and make it beautiful.
These products are not mass produced. The process is unique and personal as time and attention are given to make each one special.

The designing of each product starts when Chris and his daughter, Gillian, begin brainstorming designs. They look around for inspiration and create rough sketches. From there Chris begins drawing up the designs, coming back to Gillian for input until they are both satisfied with the outcome.

To create each trivet it is quite a process. A tile is looked over for quality, making sure the surface is smooth and free of chips and nicks before being engraved. The tile is locked into place and the file selected, each one being engraved on its own, one at a time. Once finished, the tile is examined by hand to ensure the engraving is done correctly and accurately. If so the tile is set to dry. After it has dried cork feet are added, or a frame is attached. Following that comes boxing up each order and then the order is ready.
Chris Welch owner, engraver and developer
you can find him on Instagram @_chriswelch

Teresa Welch business administrator

Gillian Welch painter, designer
you can find her on Instagram @settinghouse

Elise Welch social media overseer, marketing
you can find her on Instagram @elise_welch

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Simply wipe off with a damp cloth. We don't seal our trivets, plaques or coasters because we want the natural colors and contrast of the stone to come through, therefore grease can stain if left for a long period of time. If grease or oil does come in contact with the surface of the trivet, simply wipe off with a damp cloth as soon as possible.
Because our products are left in their natural state, they are susceptible to chipping or breakage if bumped on hard surfaces or dropped.

Will the trivet or coaster become hot to the touch?

If a hot dish is sitting on top for an extended period of time the trivet or coaster will become warm. It is natural for stone to absorb heat so handle with care when picking it up or if you'd like, use an oven mitt.
*Please note that your trivet or coaster should never be placed in the oven, in the microwave, or in a fire. It should not sit atop a hot stove burner or atop any other heat source.

Are there other ways I can use my trivet besides its intended use?

Most definitely. Your trivet can also be used as a plant stand, coaster, piece of art in your kitchen, candle stand, etc.

Do you offer returns or exchanges?

All sales are final. However, if you receive items broken during shipment, please contact us right away with a photo of the item and we will send a replacement.
If an item comes with incorrect spelling or dates due to incorrect information, we will replace the item at the customer's expense.

Do you accept custom orders?

Absolutely! We would love to work with you to create something truly unique and special. We have a custom order button at the top of our page which will take you through the process of getting in contact with us.
While we can do custom designed coasters and trivets, we have also created many other pieces for people over the years. Some include a back splash, memorial stone, and not to mention 30 years of custom engraving through Engravestone. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to create your custom design.
*All custom order materials, time line, design, detail and payment will be determined by EngravestoneWare and Engravestone.