Making & Craft

Inside the studios of makers, from potters and weavers to jewellers and brushmakers. Visiting the factories of our suppliers, discovering mending techniques and exploring the history of craft.
Crafting Friendly Forms with Potter Frances Savage

The Manchester-based ceramicist on creating characterful pieces exclusively for TOAST. 

1 month ago
The Making of Our Waxed Cotton at Halley Stevensons

Hugo Macdonald visits the Dundee mill, tracing its industrious tradition. 

2 months ago
A Look Back at Our TOAST Festive Market

We hosted a Festive Market to celebrate creativity and craftsmanship.

2 months ago
A Natural Colour Story with Wax Atelier

We talk to contemporary chandlers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo of Wax Atelier.

3 months ago
Abstract Explorations with Ella Squirrell

The painter on playing with perceptions through process-driven art. 

3 months ago
The Making of Our Festive Window Display

Paula Ellis crafts a theatrical festive arrangement in our shop windows.

3 months ago
Cultivating Calm with Florian Gadsby

Crafting clean-lined ceramics from a peaceful studio in Barnet.

4 months ago
Welsh Weaving with Melin Tregwynt

Protecting the future of traditional Welsh textiles at the woollen mill on the Pembrokeshire coast.

4 months ago
In the Studio with Printmaker Angela Harding

We speak to the Rutland-based artist about her process and surroundings.

4 months ago
Supporting Local Farming at British Wool

Mountains of fleece bales fill the British Wool depot in Bradford, and it’s hard to...

6 months ago
Going Against the Grain at Bleu de Chauffe

Creating vegetable-tanned leather bags and accessories in Millau, France.

7 months ago
Essential Forms with Matt Pasmore of Willow Pottery

Creating clean-lined, traditional pieces from terracotta clay in Bath.

8 months ago
Estelle Bourdet | New Makers

The weaver on repurposing materials to create striking textiles and bags in Norway.

10 months ago
Exploring Natural Forms with Ceramicist Rebecca Williams

We meet the potter along the Emsworth shoreline as she gathers driftwood for the handles of her spoons.

10 months ago
Poppy Fuller Abbott | New Makers

The Brighton-based weaver creates handwoven wall hangings using natural dyes.

11 months ago
Enduring Appeal | Our Repair Specialists Make New by Mending

We speak to our in-house repair specialists, learning their process for creative renewal.

1 year ago
Hiroko Aono-Billson | New Makers

The Norwich-based potter on her honey-glazed ceramics.

1 year ago
Ewan Craig | New Makers

The St Albans-based woodworker hand-carving sculptural and functional pieces. 

1 year ago
Meet Our 2023 New Makers | Emerging Craft

Celebrating and supporting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

1 year ago
TOAST Circle | A Glossary of Mending Techniques

We share the methods our in-house team of repair specialists use to mend garments.

1 year ago
Bard, Scotland | Meet the Founders

Hugo Macdonald and James Stevens on their gallery and shop in Leith, Edinburgh. 

1 year ago
In the Studio with Hopewood Baskets

Alice Vincent meets the duo sustaining ancient willow weaving techniques.

1 year ago
Creative Traditions | Our Christmas Windows

Inspired by our festive theme, floral designer Paula Ellis has created sculptural installations.

1 year ago
Creative Traditions | Make and Share a Patchwork Stocking

Repurposing remnant fabrics as we approach the festive season.

1 year ago