All items in the shop are handcrafted and local.
We now have over 90 artists displaying their products and we know each artist personally !
We are now Open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 9:30-5pm. We have been doing really well, with lots of you popping in and buying our local Artist's work. Despite the Government relaxing the rules, in view of the continuing surge in Covid rates that you will still need to wear a mask in the shop.
Unfortunately we will not be able to serve teas & coffees for the time being, and it will be a while before we can run workshops and Community Groups again. And if you have saved money over the last few lockdowns, how about a piece of original artwork (or a framed print) to brighten your house ? We have plenty on show.
The good news is that our Artists have had lots of time at home to produce new work and new ideas (see below for some examples)
New work in the shop
Thanks to our Artists, we have lots of new work in the shop !
Middlewich Crafts have produced interesting vintage old penny plant supports (3 for £15), new craft cottages, and wonderful beach inspired jewellery.
Bluebell Jewellery - brand new local Artist for us. Amazing solid silver jewellery.
The Staffordshire Oatcake Company - again, new in the shop. Taste of Staffordshire hampers. The large Gift Box consists of 2 packets of 'make it yourself' Oatcake mix and 1 packet of 'make it yourself' Pikelet mix, their own breakfast tea, a Staffordshire Oatcake mug and tea towel. All in a beautifully presented box that can be kept. The lid design is by local artist Lisa Proctor and inside is a poem from Stoke on Trent poet @nickdeggpoet. £34.95 each. All together a unique Staffordshire gift !
Suzanne Bourne - a new Trentham inspired 'Midsummer Meadow' kit for you to try - £37.50 each. They are suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of hand sewing, but can also be used as a starting point for those with more advanced skills to experiment. The kit consists of - Printed fabric (approx 16.5"x21"), 7 colours of thread, over 200 embellishments, 2 needles, scrap fabric and practise thread. The fabric also has hand painted fairy wings and a few other sparkles!
Amos Forrester - new ceramic animals, each one uniquely modelled and decorated.
The Staffordshire Oatcake Company
You can still view our Christmas 3D Virtual Walkthrough
You can step through the shop (click on white circles on the floor), visit all the downstairs rooms, and even zoom in for a closer look. Also click on the Blue Tags for further information. Enjoy!
Note: we also still have our Summer 3D Walkthrough available on our Shop page, this also includes our upstairs Studio.