This is the web site for Two Doors Studio in Alsager. The shop is run by Lorna and Ruthie. We are at 100 Crewe Road, Alsager and are open Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm. The shop is full of wonderful gifts, cards and artwork, from very talented local artists. All items in the shop are handcrafted. We now have over 60 artists displaying their products (most of them local) and we know each one personally ! We have three rooms displaying artist's work, and an upstairs studio with artwork on the walls.
Come and browse, you will be surprised at what we have to offer. Special and unique gifts for your family, friends - or even yourself!
In the shop we stock high quality locally made jewellery, glass, ceramics, paintings, prints, textiles, homewares, cards and gifts. We display the work of over 60 artists. Twenty five of these are from Alsager itself, with a further twenty two from within 15 miles of the shop. So most of our artists are truly local.
Throughout the year, we run a number of exhibitions in the upstairs Studio. We had our second Ceramic Festival last September, and our first Textile Exhibition in May. We have also recently presented a series of exhibitions of local solo artists - Frederick Philips, John Broadhurst, Matt Buckingham and Graham Lee. We have also had several live Music events.
Click here for our Events & Exhibitions page
You can also hire out the wonderful Studio on its own. Click here for our Studio page
We are passionate about promoting handcrafting and so have a range of workshops from expert tutors to encourage you to have a go yourselves.
The Front Room
Come and enjoy a self service coffee or tea and a snack in our ‘Front Room’, surrounded by local and hand-crafted artwork. Sit and relax and chat with your friends, or whoever happens to be in. We always have lots of our artists popping in to bring in new work, or simply to enjoy the atmosphere of the shop.
In addition to providing a social space, the Front Room allows us to host extended exhibitions, meet-the-artist events, community group meetings, craft cafes and more.
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Amazing 3D view of the Shop and Studio
Chris & Nick of Realm Creative (who also work in our building) have taken an absolutely amazing 3D walk through of the shop and the upstairs Studio. Check it out on our Shop page (click here) and have a go!
🎈 Good News - we are also open on Thursdays
We are now open 3 days a week (Thurs, Fri & Sat) at our usual times of 9:30-5pm.
Only four customers allowed in the shop at any one time, and a one way system through the shop rooms is in operation. We are also asking customers to observe 2m social distancing where possible and there are frequent opportunities to use our hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the shop.
All customers are required to wear a face covering, unless exempt. Unfortunately, we will not be serving teas or coffees, and have removed most of the chairs & tables from the Front Room.
Sorry, but our usual Events and Workshops are still temporarily suspended due to the Corona Virus. Keep an eye out here and on Facebook for further news.
Shop early for Christmas !
We really don't know where Covid restrictions will be by Christmas, and what effect they will have on our shop. All we can do is keep working from week to week.
Obviously we will not be able to have as many people in the shop all at the same time, as we usually do just before Christmas.
So our advice is to shop early ! Our Artists have been really busy and the shop is full of wonderful new work. We will be starting our usual 'Under the Tree' Christmas exhibition early this year from the 7th November.
With over 90 artists bringing their work for us to sell for them, you will not be short of ideas for Christmas and other present ideas.