Shopping  &  Specialty Retail

Boutiques, Local Merchants, Specialty Shops, Retailers & More.

From a walkable downtown to our picturesque backroads, Stafford is peppered with unique businesses that enhance the quality of life in our community. Predominately locally-owned, when you shop here you're supporting local - these are our friends, family and neighbors. So enjoy the adventure of hunting for local artists, antiques or special finds among specialty shops. Once you do, we’re sure you’ll want to come back for more.

Independent, local merchants below are identified by following the shop name.

Artist Choice  

58 Main Street

At ESP Pottery, artist Teri Herel hand-makes unique, elegant gifts in creamy white stoneware with bright glazes and sparkling accents.  In the heart of Main Street in Downtown Stafford Springs, Connecticut, you can stop in to browse Teri's pottery or even explore your own inner artisan with ongoing group lessons and customized individual workshops. The pottery's lower level studio is dedicated to students and classes. This unique and fun studio space has a great view of Middle River, a three foot deep rock wall underneath Main Street, and an occasional gigantic train that runs four feet from the back door.

esp-pottery.com   |  fb.com/esppottery

 

 

ESP Pottery   i

58 Main Street

At ESP Pottery, artist Teri Herel hand-makes unique, elegant gifts in creamy white stoneware with bright glazes and sparkling accents.  In the heart of Main Street in Downtown Stafford Springs, Connecticut, you can stop in to browse Teri's pottery or even explore your own inner artisan with ongoing group lessons and customized individual workshops. The pottery's lower level studio is dedicated to students and classes. This unique and fun studio space has a great view of Middle River, a three foot deep rock wall underneath Main Street, and an occasional gigantic train that runs four feet from the back door.

esp-pottery.com   |  fb.com/esppottery

The Artist Choice  

71 W Stafford Rd Suite 6A

The Artists’ Choice Gallery and Studio provides an intimate creative space for artists of all ages to come learn and grow their artistic abilities! Studio and gallery hours are available only by appointment, or will be listed by each event.

theartistschoicect.com   |  fb.com/theartistschoicect

The Palace Theater  

71 W Stafford Rd Suite 6A

The Artists’ Choice Gallery and Studio provides an intimate creative space for artists of all ages to come learn and grow their artistic abilities! Studio and gallery hours are available only by appointment, or will be listed by each event.

theartistschoicect.com   |  fb.com/theartistschoicect

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