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Honour Thy Mother

Honour Thy Mother

After celebrating a truly powerful International Women's Day the energy naturally flows into Mothers Day and the theme of honouring continues. As Mother Earth begins to emerge from her winter slumber we begin to feel her energy rising in the sap and the feeling of Spring around us.

As the earths fertility begins to blossom we give thanks to the beautiful mothers in our lives who nurture and care for us and love us unconditionally in their own magical way.

For some of us this time can be difficult as we remember the wonderful mothers and grandmothers we have lost and how we crave to be held in their embrace just one more time. So let their love shine on in you and share what you loved about them most.

In the build up to Mothers Day I will once again be honouring amazing women in my life who are exceptional mothers and carers. If you feel moved to do the same then let that love shine through and #honourthymother ❤️

Honour Thy Soul Sister - International Women's Day

Honour Thy Soul Sister - International Women's Day

International Women's Day on Monday 8th March is a day close to my heart. An honouring of women across the globe regardless of race, colour or creed. It is a universal love and thanks for all that they do and so often unseen, unspoken, unrecognised or acknowledged.

Every year I create a certain tile but this year I wanted to do a little bit more. There are so many powerful and inspiring women across the world who do so much but for me it is those women in our every day lives who bring so much blessing to my life. So for the next 5 days I will be honouring 5 soul sisters in my personal world with 5 of their beautiful and inspiring qualities. They are the ones who make my world brighter and if you feel drawn to do the same I encourage you to #honourthysoulsister.

Each post will be accompanied by a tile created to remind us of our beauty and magnificence, to stand tall in our power and support each other, rather than tearing each other down. By shining our light bright into the world, we remind others to do the same ❤️

(I will be doing the same thing for International Men's Day on the 19th November to #honourthysoulbrother)

Mel Chambers creator of Alchemy Tiles

It's still business as usual 🙏 Lockdown #3

As we ride through our third lock down I wanted to confirm that it's still business as normal for me here at Alchemy Tiles. As I work in isolation and courier companies/Royal Mail are still operating then it means I can continue to create and deliver.

Sadly shows and studio visits are still a no go but it's looking like they should start to open again come April, COVID willing 🙏

Strict protocols are adhered to in the studio to ensure safety of myself and the products.

Currently the only place available to purchase Alchemy Tiles is via this website but do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

My first show back should hopefully be the Southwest Home & Garden Show in Exeter on the 17th & 18th April so I have everything crossed that it goes ahead 🤞

Hope to see you there! 😁

Welcome to Alchemy Tiles

Welcome to Alchemy Tiles

Hand carved from the heart... 

Welcome the new website for Alchemy Tiles! I'm really excited to be sharing my work with you and hope you find something inspiring among these pages. As my work has developed over the last 8 years it has reached a point where Alchemy Tiles needed its own space and the new website is designed not only to showcase my work but also to make it easier for online purchases as we move into a highly digital age.

As all bar two of my shows were cancelled this year and as more and more people are now buying online due to COVID, it made sense to upgrade and make the experience more user friendly. I am still getting used to the new platform so please bear with me and if you have any feedback I'd be genuinely grateful for it.

As much as the new website is a great show case, images of my work still don't do them justice and seeing them in the flesh is always so much better. Their vibrancy and tactile draw, is what brings them to life and if you ever want to visit my Studio in Mawnan Smith you are always welcome to make an appointment to see the alchemy first hand.

This year has indeed been a roller coaster of events and emotions and as each of us has tried to find our own meaning and way through it, I personally have used the time to develop my work even further. With new colours, designs, inspiring words and getting to grips with a digital age it has been no small task to keep this ancient technique alive.

So please enjoy these pages and thank you for supporting my work.

Southern Enterprise Award 2020

Southern Enterprise Award 2020

SME News Announces the Winners of the 2020 Southern Enterprise Awards

Alchemy Tiles: 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. It was with absolute delight and deep humility that I received the Best Hand Crafted Tile Company Award 2020. All new businesses take time to get off the ground, especially when you're a soul trader, but this award really gave me huge confirmation that all the dedicated hours and hard work were paying off, especially during a time when the world was dealing with so much adversity with COVID.

To be recognised on a national level for something I am deeply passionate about, from the creation to the end customer, was indeed a feather in my cap. Keeping this ancient tradition and craft alive and taking it to new heights is what gets me out of bed in the mornings and creating beautiful pieces and bespoke interiors is what makes my heart sing.

So thank you, one and all, who have supported my work, my journey, my craft, my passion. Without you it would not be possible and I am only spurred on to create to even higher levels of wonder.

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