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.
Preserving Provençal Craft at Poterie Barbotine

The owner of the Aubagne-based atelier on perpetuating the region’s pottery traditions.

19 days ago
Material Encounters With Jill Walker

To celebrate the launch of our Autumn Winter 2024 collection, the Cheshire-based artist has created a series of unique installations for our shop windows.

23 days ago
A Look Back at Our Circle Pop-Up at the Barbican

Revisiting our capsule collection with fashion designer Phoebe English and programme of creative textile and repair workshops.

1 month ago
Rosie Stonham | New Makers

The London-based artist creates hand-blown glass vessels inspired by human biology.

1 month ago
Wonki Ware | The Story Behind the Pottery

We talk to the founder of South African ceramic studio Wonki Ware.

1 month ago
Preserving Tuscan Ceramic Traditions

Creating terracotta tableware exclusively for TOAST from a workshop in Deruta, Italy.

1 month ago
Polly Liu | New Makers

The London-based ceramicist on evolving her craft and creating objects that elevate the every day.

2 months ago
Time to Make | An Accordion Momento Book

Rose Pearlman and Erin Boyle on their new craft book and reconnecting with our creativity.

2 months ago
The Art of Kantha

Celebrating our kantha collection, the craft’s rich heritage and women artisans in Bangladesh and West Bengal.

3 months ago
Weaving Bulrush in a Tythe Barn in Bedfordshire

Preserving traditional techniques with one of the UK’s last remaining rush weavers.

3 months ago
Will Nock | New Makers

The Falmouth-based furniture maker on his path to woodworking and looking to nature for inspiration.

3 months ago
Kate Semple | New Makers

The illustrator-turned-ceramicist on finding comfort through clay and hand-building her stoneware vessels.

3 months ago
Amy Krone | New Makers

The Catskills-based weaver honours Appalachian traditions with her handmade oak baskets.

4 months ago
Celebrating Inspiration and Exchange at The Leach Pottery

We meet lead potter Roelof Uys at Leach's St Ives studio.

4 months ago
Emerging Craft | Meet Our New Makers 2024

Introducing the five inspiring craftspeople selected for this year’s programme.

4 months ago
Crafting Friendly Forms with Potter Frances Savage

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

6 months ago
The Making of Our Waxed Cotton at Halley Stevensons

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

7 months ago
A Look Back at Our TOAST Festive Market

We hosted a Festive Market to celebrate creativity and craftsmanship.

7 months ago
A Natural Colour Story with Wax Atelier

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

8 months ago
Abstract Explorations with Ella Squirrell

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

8 months ago
The Making of Our Festive Window Display

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

8 months ago
Cultivating Calm with Florian Gadsby

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

9 months ago
Welsh Weaving with Melin Tregwynt

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

9 months ago
In the Studio with Printmaker Angela Harding

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

9 months ago