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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Calum Smail Exhibition Event
We are currently hosting Calum's art exhibition 'Solo'
His multi-discipline exhibition combines painting, screen printing, illustration, graphics and film based photography. Mixing strong colours, bold shapes, lines, textures, patterns, light and shade, Calum’s deep interest in architecture is a common thread connecting the pieces.
The exhibition runs until Sat 23rd Nov. Plus a special event on Friday 15th (5-9pm) and Sat 16th Nov (12-5pm) which features Calum’s digital art including films, VR, projection mapping, interactivity and music/ sound design. Calum will be available both Friday and Saturday to chat about his art.
This month we have:
💥 Watercolour Thurs 14th Nov 7-9pm £18
💥 Needle Felting a Hare Thurs 21st 10-4pm £40
💥 Fused Glass - Xmas themed Thurs 28th 1-3:30 & 6:30-9pm £28
All these workshops include the materials
See our Workshops Page for more info.
Booking essential, phone or call in the shop
New work in the shop
We are getting ready for Christmas, and have lots of new work from our Artist in the shop.
Huge variety of styles & materials – wood, metal, ceramics, pottery, glass, jewellery, leather and textiles. Also upcycled items including jackets, scarves, hats, broaches, lego clocks, bottle lights, unusual earrings, and much, much more.
Over 100 original works of art & prints by local artists displayed in the shop and our upstairs Gallery. Regular exhibitions of individual artist’s work.
So much to choose from ! Plus a chance to sit down and have a free cup of coffee or tea.
Gift ideas in the shop Click Here
Pop Up Shops
We have a regular series of Pop up Shops on Fridays & Saturdays over the next few months. These are usually in the Back Room and give an extra dimension to our Shop by showcasing other peoples products. They are run by the organisers themselves, who are also present to talk to you about their products.
Naomi Bakes Cafe
Mediterranean inspired food. Cakes, Quiches and Salads. Everything is homemade in Alsager and Vegetarian (and some is Vegan). Free teas & coffees.
Nov 30th, Dec 14th, Jan 25th all 11-4pm
As well as offering Holistic Therapies and using Crystals in her Therapies Bev also sells Crystals. There will be a wide variety for sale, and Bev can tell you how all about their qualities and actions.
Nov 16th, Dec 14th, Jan 25th 10-4pm
Middle Wich Crafts
Upcycled, unique and amazing. Lots of different ideas for gifts and homeware. Plus homemade Fudge !