Events & Workshops
Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of events, talks and workshops both online and in our shops. We hope you can take part.
We host live shows each week, bringing our community together through a series of styling conversations, talks with our makers and guided tutorials led by the TOAST team. Join our upcoming events or watch our past shows.
Prices for individual events vary. You will also have the opportunity to donate* to the Crafts Council UK. All you need to take part is a webcam and microphone - we suggest using a laptop or desktop computer, but you can also use your tablet or mobile phone. We recommend using a WiFi connection to avoid data charges. Virtual workshops will be available to watch on demand for up to 14 days following the live event.
Please register using the links below to confirm your place.
Papier-Mâché Vase Making with Kate Semple
Image credit India Hobson
Join us online with British artist Kate Semple for a papier-mâché vase-making workshop. In keeping with our seasonal theme, Everyday Theatre, Kate will share how to construct papier-mâché vessels using everyday objects and recycled materials, and how to decorate them with paint.
Tickets cost £10. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.
Thu 28 September, 6pm BST, 2 hours. (7pm CEST, 1pm EDT, 3am AEST Tue 26 September)
Woven Darning with Emily Mae Martin
Join us online with TOAST Repair specialist Emily Mae Martin for a woven darning workshop. In celebration of our TOAST Circle pop-up at TOAST London, Notting Hill, Emily will share how to repair damaged garments with decorative woven darns using playful colours and motifs. This workshop is suitable for beginners and free to attend.
Tue 10 October, 6pm BST, 1.5 hours. (7pm CEST, 1pm EDT, 11 October 3am AEST)
Working with Waste, Creative Repairs with Isabel Fletcher
Join us online with textile artist and friend of TOAST Isabel Fletcher for a ‘working with waste’ textile repair workshop. In celebration of our TOAST Circle pop-up in TOAST London, Notting Hill, Isabel will share how discarded fabrics can be used as the starting point for design and creative repair.
Tickets cost £10. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to TRAID.
Thu 12 October, 6pm BST, 2 hours. (7pm CEST, 1pm EDT, 13 October 3am AEST)
Past Events | Watch Again
Arroz Con Cosas with The Little Cooking Pot | Time to Make
For this Time to Make, Sarah Cotterell and Aitana Infante of The Little Cooking Pot prepare Arroz Con Cosas, a family recipe that can use different vegetables as they come into season.
“Growing up in a mountain village in the region of Valencia, rice was a main staple on Aitana’s family table,” Sarah says. “Keeping paella and other more elaborate dishes for the weekend, this simple recipe of Arroz Con Cosas was a weekday express solution for her busy parents.”
Find the full recipe on the TOAST Magazine.
Matt Pasmore of Willow Pottery | Time to Make
Matt Pasmore has led Bath-based Willow Pottery since 2009, but has been orbiting the business much longer – he began working on Saturdays there as a teenager.
For this Time to Make, Matt creates nesting bowls. After being thrown from terracotta clay from Stoke-on-Trent, they are bisque fired inside each other in the kiln, separated by specific blocks Matt created to save space, creating sculptural towers.
Read more about the pottery and process on the TOAST Magazine.
Rebecca Williams | Time to Make
Ceramicist Rebecca Williams has been slowly gathering driftwood on the shoreline at Emsworth harbour, a five minute walk from her house.
For this Time to Make, Rebecca creates ceramic spoons with driftwood handles. Creating the spoons is a lengthy process, governed by the tempestuous nature of the sea and what it chooses to offer up.
Read more about Rebecca’s process on the TOAST Magazine.
*All donations you make will support:
Crafts Council UK, the national charity for craft. Funds raised will support the work they do to inspire making, empower learning and nurture craft businesses. We jointly believe craft skills and knowledge enrich and uplift us as individuals, and, in doing so, will change our world for the better.
Find more information about how you can support Crafts Council and their important work on their website.