Bringing ancient 13th Century inlay techniques into a modern-day era, Mel Chambers, creator of Alchemy Tiles, creates handmade inlaid tiles for kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, and gardens for clients in Falmouth, Cornwall, and throughout the UK. Each piece is individually hand-carved (rather than painted) with inspiring images, quotes, and poetry in the form of bespoke, original creations.
As the tiles are hand cut, they can be created to fit any space. Each creation is inlaid with inspiring quotes and images that resonate with your own passions, dreams, and inspirations. Alternatively, you can rely on Mel’s extensive knowledge and expertise to design something especially for you and the desired space.
Each bespoke handmade tile is unique, original, and cannot be replicated. The whole process takes from four to eight weeks depending on the design. The coloured clays are Mel's own recipes and as the colour is fired earth and embedded into the tile the colours will never fade or lose their vibrancy.
They are still uncovering ancient floors today that are thousands of years old and still just as beautiful as the day they were laid. Even as time fades, the tiles will continue to be as vibrant as the day you bought them.
Standard tile sizes for commissions can be found here. For bespoke sizes please get in touch for a quote.
For larger areas such as kitchens and bathrooms that are 60cm square and over the pricing changes to between 10p to 20p per cm square depending on the detail of the design. A full consultation and several draft designs are conducted first before going ahead with the creation.
Outdoor or indoor house plaques can be created using your choice of image, words or numbers. Although the tiles are not guaranteed frost proof they are coated in tile sealer once created to protect them from the elements.
“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.”