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.
The Making of Our Waxed Cotton at Halley Stevensons
Hugo Macdonald visits the Dundee mill, tracing its industrious tradition.
A Look Back at Our TOAST Festive Market
We hosted a Festive Market to celebrate creativity and craftsmanship.
A Natural Colour Story with Wax Atelier
We talk to contemporary chandlers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo of Wax Atelier.
Abstract Explorations with Ella Squirrell
The painter on playing with perceptions through process-driven art.
The Making of Our Festive Window Display
Paula Ellis crafts a theatrical festive arrangement in our shop windows.
Cultivating Calm with Florian Gadsby
Crafting clean-lined ceramics from a peaceful studio in Barnet.
Welsh Weaving with Melin Tregwynt
Protecting the future of traditional Welsh textiles at the woollen mill on the Pembrokeshire coast.
In the Studio with Printmaker Angela Harding
We speak to the Rutland-based artist about her process and surroundings.
Supporting Local Farming at British Wool
Mountains of fleece bales fill the British Wool depot in Bradford, and it’s hard to...
Going Against the Grain at Bleu de Chauffe
Creating vegetable-tanned leather bags and accessories in Millau, France.
Essential Forms with Matt Pasmore of Willow Pottery
Creating clean-lined, traditional pieces from terracotta clay in Bath.
Estelle Bourdet | New Makers
The weaver on repurposing materials to create striking textiles and bags in Norway.
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.
Poppy Fuller Abbott | New Makers
The Brighton-based weaver creates handwoven wall hangings using natural dyes.
Enduring Appeal | Our Repair Specialists Make New by Mending
We speak to our in-house repair specialists, learning their process for creative renewal.
Ewan Craig | New Makers
The St Albans-based woodworker hand-carving sculptural and functional pieces.
Meet Our 2023 New Makers | Emerging Craft
Celebrating and supporting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
TOAST Circle | A Glossary of Mending Techniques
We share the methods our in-house team of repair specialists use to mend garments.
Bard, Scotland | Meet the Founders
Hugo Macdonald and James Stevens on their gallery and shop in Leith, Edinburgh.
In the Studio with Hopewood Baskets
Alice Vincent meets the duo sustaining ancient willow weaving techniques.
Creative Traditions | Our Christmas Windows
Inspired by our festive theme, floral designer Paula Ellis has created sculptural installations.