Alchemy Tiles Shine Like The Whole Universe Is Yours
Buy our Alchemy Tiles Shine Like The Whole Universe Is Yours hand crafted in Cornwall. Our tiles with quotes are the perfect gifts.
If you're looking for a gift thats a little bit different but still a beautiful keepsake then our Alchemy Tiles feature lovely quotes. Alchemy Tiles brings back to life the thousand year old craft of inlay tiles or encaustic as its technically known as.
Each tile is individually carved free hand with inspiring poetry, quotes and images. The technique of inlay tiles goes back so far that they are unable to trace its true origin but the technique really came into its own during the 13th Century. When rulers and kings weren’t fighting each other they were glorifying themselves in palaces, churches and temples and what better way than to use a technique that would last centuries.
Mel was trained in the techniques by Iris Milward of Poetry Tiles just before she retired in 2013. Mel has gone on not only to continue the ancient technique but to develop it further in new colours, designs and specializing in bespoke kitchens, bathrooms and fire places.
Any shape, space, size and design can be tailored for from individual tiles to large areas like kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces. Due to the intricate and multiple processes no tile can be replicated making each one bespoke, unique and held eternally in earth and time.