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

Macaws - Deep Love

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

  • £125.00
Black Bird Trivet

"The earth has music for those who listen."

  • £105.00
Mother Earth in Spring Trivet

"Mother Earth in Spring."

  • £85.00

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Old Trees - Autumn Leaves

"Let's take our hearts to the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees." - Unknown

  • £85.00
Believed in Me - Father & Daughter

"My father gave me the greatest gift, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

  • £75.00
Beautiful - Bee

"Beautiful being." - Unknown

  • £35.00

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Bees - Hand Carved Soap Dish with Handmade Cornish Soap & Hand Cream

Bees

  • £30.00
Fern Spoon Rest
  • £20.00

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

Cornish Conservation

11 products

Cornish Collaborations

23 products

All Woman - Gifts for Her

9 products

Love

32 products

Events

Coast Colour Canvas

Coast Colour Canvas

23rd -29th October

11am to 4pm

Roskilly's Farm, Tregallast Barton, St Keverne, TR12 6NX

Grampound's Autumn Art & Craft Fair

Grampound's Autumn Art & Craft Fair

Mon 25th to Fri 29th Oct 2021

10am to 5pm

Craft in Focus - RHS Wisley

Craft in Focus - RHS Wisley

10th - 14th November

9am to 4.30pm daily

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB

Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fayre

Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fayre

19th - 21st November

Bedruthan, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, TR8 4BU

Fowey Christmas Market

Fowey Christmas Market

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November

10am – 4pm

Fowey High Street

Made in Cornwall Christmas Market

Made in Cornwall Christmas Market

Monday 29th Nov - Thursday 2nd Dec

Truro Cathedral

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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