Alchemy Tiles
Truly Unique Ceramic Tiles from the Heart of Cornwall
Interior Design
Handmade Inlaid Tiles for Kitchens, Bathrooms, Fireplaces, and Gardens
How The Tiles Are Made
Keeping an ancient craft alive in a modern day era
Alchemy Tiles
Truly Unique Ceramic Tiles from the Heart of Cornwall
Interior Design
Handmade Inlaid Tiles for Kitchens, Bathrooms, Fireplaces, and Gardens
How The Tiles Are Made
Keeping an ancient craft alive in a modern day era

al·che·my (noun) - “any seemingly magical process of transmuting ordinary materials into something of true merit.”

Best Hand Crafted Tile Company 2020!!

Proud winner of the SME Southern Enterprise Awards for extensive expertise and skills, dedication to customer service and client satisfaction with an on-going commitment to excellence and innovation.

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A Little Piece of Cornish Love

The magical journey of Cornish clay being hand crafted into a little piece of Cornish Love using the ancient 13th Century techniques of hand carving and inlay ❤️ A two week creative process condensed into 5 mins!

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New Releases

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Macaws - Deep Love

"Being deeply loved gives you strength. Loving deep gives you courage." - Loa Tzu

  • £155.00
Pheasant Trivet

"Home - the story of who we are and a collection of all we love."

  • £105.00
All the Flowers

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today."

  • £75.00
Ladybird of Wisdom

"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom." - Buddha

  • £65.00

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Tree - Meaning of Life

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." - Nelson Henderson

  • £95.00
  • £65.00
Raven - The Greatest Courage

"The greatest courage in the world is to be yourself." Unknown

  • £65.00
A Little Piece of Cornish Love ❤️

Cornish clay hand crafted and carved into a little piece of Cornish Love ❤️

Ocean Blue, Rolling Field Green, Love Red, Sea Turquoise or Cornish Flag Black

  • £5.00

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Mel Chambers is a self-taught artist based on the beautiful Helford River near Falmouth in Cornwall. As well as being the creator of Alchemy Tiles, she is also a painter, a sculptress, and former Partner at Studio 45, a community pottery studio that was based on the Dartington Estate in Devon.

She has worked alongside some inspiring mentors in Devon including Richenda Macgregor (The Potting Shed & Studio 45) and Iris Milward (Poetry Tiles). Combined with her background in business, permaculture, teaching, and presenting, she has developed as an artist and sculptress in her own right and travels extensively to shows and galleries across the UK.

Inspired by her surroundings and a keen conservationist for the ocean and the environment, Mel’s work is carried out as ethically and sustainably as possible. She brings to life the beauty of poetry, inspiring quotes and images of all the magic that surrounds us. Her work portrays not only the beauty of the wild but also that which surrounds us daily, including the animals and beings that share our everyday lives and are closest to our hearts.

She is also very proud to be part of the Made in Cornwall Scheme. After rigorous testing by trading standards, she achieved top marks and is part of an amazing and talented group of Cornish artisans creating genuine Cornish products.

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Collections

Conservation

11 products

Cornish Collaborations

26 products

All Woman

11 products

Love

32 products

Cornwall Home & Garden Show

19th & 20th June
10am to 4pm

Royal Cornwall Events Centre

The region's premier home and garden event, bringing together the best of interiors, garden, renewable energy and self-build suppliers under one roof. 

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Celebrating Ceramics

16 to 18 July 2021
10am to 5.30pm

Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1LA

Celebrating Ceramics is an artist led event, showcasing the very best in the world of contemporary ceramics. This fine selection of artistic talent is set against the backdrop of Waterperry House and Gardens.

celebratingceramics.co.uk

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Potfest in the pens

July 30th - August 1st
10am to 7pm

Skipton Auction Mart
Gargrave Rd, BD23 1UD Skipton

See the work of the well-established alongside the up-and-coming, in an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation, combined in a bustling market place.

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Art in Clay

August 20th to 22nd
10am to 5pm

Windsor Racecourse

Art in Clay Windsor is an outdoor summer event held at the Royal Windsor Racecourse which is set on the River Thames and in the shadow of Windsor Castle. A large event of over 200 exhibitors, including a full programme of talks & demonstrations and a Clay Creation Zone to fire your imagination.

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Out of This Earth

August 27th to August 30th
10am to 4pm

Port Navas Village Hall
Port Navas, Falmouth
TR11 5RL Cornwall 

A new collection of paintings, sculpture and Alchemy Tiles inspired by Mother Earth and the protection of our planet. All work is designed to support local conservation projects with donations to each cause from the sales.

Craft in Focus

September 9th to 12th
9.30am to 5.30pm

Hever Castle
Hever Road, Hever
TN8 5 Edenbridge, Kent

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Craft in Focus events have earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best professional designers, artists and craftsmen for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design. Purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs created by some of the finest craftsmen and artists in the UK.

 

Clay: A Festival of Ceramics

24th & 25th September
10am to 5pm

Exeter Racecourse

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Clay: A Festival of Ceramics is now in its 4th year. The event started life as one of a series of events organised by Devon Pop Ups, a small local business wanting to bring quality contemporary craft events to the area. Clay was launched as one day event in North Devon in June 2017; it was designed to honour the ceramic heritage of the region and to showcase the diversity of talented makers both locally and from across the South West.

Coast Colour Canvas

24th -30th October
10am to 4pm

Roskilly's Farm

Solo exhibition of all things Alchemy Tiles! New work released as well as the perfect gifts for Christmas and loved ones ❤️

Fowey Christmas Market

Friday 26th November
   4.30pm - 8.30pm

Saturday 27th November
   10am – 5.30pm

Sunday 28th November
   10am – 4pm

Fowey High Street

Fowey Christmas Market is one of Cornwall’s most magical festive events, attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the quaint harbour town of Fowey, which comes alive with festive merriment, Christmas shopping, seasonal music, and a smorgasbord of quality locally produced food and drink, and festive gifts. Everyone is invited to celebrate the season with holiday shopping, delicious local fare, yuletide tipples, hand-crafted ornaments, entertainment, family fun, and much more.

Absolutely beautiful original craft, and the friendliest and most efficient service! I'm commissioning several pieces as Christmas gifts, but there are so many wonderful images and quotes, they make truly original gifts - I've bought several for my own office too!

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Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin

I have purchased a few items over the years from Alchemy Tiles as not only are the items unique they have all been hand made with great love, attention to detail and you can appreciate the time and effort that has gone in to each piece. World class customer service from start to finish and when you get to know Mel you can see why her vocation in life literally pours through her fingers into each magical piece.

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Eldon Wetherede

The most beautiful, unique and bespoke tiles you will ever have the pleasure of owning! Made with love, passion and great skill by Mel Chambers, she really is talented and her technique is one of a kind. 😀💙🙏🏻

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Kerrie Cleaver

Last year I commissioned a house sign tile. Mel made several sketches for me to choose from, and kept me up to date all through the process from start to finish with emailed photos. I am delighted with the result, and it has been much admired. I can thoroughly recommend Mel's artistry and professionalism.

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Catherine Arrondelle

I love the work that Mel does. Her tiles are exquisite and so interesting. They make brilliant gifts; you know that the recipient will be opening something beautiful, personal and unique. Everyone I have given a tile to has been blown away. They are heirlooms of the future made now in Cornwall. Mel is also a funny, kind and lovely person. What more could you want?

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Sally Waterston

Commissioned a few tiles as presents over last couple of years. Great value and receivers loved them!!!! Opened gallery/workshop to see choices, and explained how made. Had plenty of time to put idea together. Draft sent before final tile prepared which was great. Will definitely buy more!

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Heather Keightley

Mel (Alchemy Tiles) is a charming, kind and attractive lady, producing beautiful hand painted tiles.

A few years ago I purchased a beautiful tile in a gothic arch shape with a painted swallow on it. It looks as good today as when first purchased. Stunning. You will never be disappointed with the finished product. Well worth five stars.

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Linda Ball

Mel’s works are a beautiful & lasting reminder of all that is wonderful in our world. They celebrate nature in their images and share inspiring soulful messages in their words. Watch a video of her carving ..... truly an artist. I love giving these pieces as gifts to friends as they represent all that is good.

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Melissa Cooke

Unique and wonderful. Absolutely stunning pieces of art and my collection is growing! Mel is an incredible creator and one of the nicest humans I have had the pleasure of meeting.

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Justin Keight

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