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.”

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Cats Trivet

"Wherever we are it is our friends that make our world." - Henry Drummond

  • £115.00
Dragonfly Trivet

"Live simply. Laugh often. Love deeply."

  • £75.00
Hare Trivet

"Believe in who you are."

  • £75.00

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Pheasant Trivet

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

  • £105.00
Pig Trivet

"Live every moment. Laugh every day. Love beyond words."

  • £100.00
Puffins Trivet

"I love you for all that you are, all you have been and all you are yet to be."

  • £115.00
Swallow Trivet

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life." - Mary Oliver

  • £105.00
Tree Trivet

"Time spent amongst trees in never waster time." - Katrina Mayer

  • £100.00


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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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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The Magic of Alchemy

Cornwall Living catch up with Mel Chambers at Alchemy Tiles and discover some of the secrets behind her expert tile inlay techniques.

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!


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.


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. 😀💙🙏🏻


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.


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?


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!


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.


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.


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.


Justin Keight

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