Events & Workshops

Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of events, talks and workshops both online and in person. We hope you can take part.



TOAST Live

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.

TOAST Live


Virtual Workshops

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.

Container Planting & Microgreens with Claire Ratinon

Edible growing is not just for those with allotments and large gardens. Claire Ratinon, organic food grower and author of How to Grow Your Dinner: Without Leaving the House, explores how you can connect with the natural world through growing edible plants in small spaces.

For this online workshop, Claire shows you how to plant a range of crops in containers including a step-by-step demonstration of how to grow microgreens. She also discusses how we can create a more accessible landscape for people to participate in gardening.

Thu 29 February, 6pm GMT, 1.5 hours. (7pm CET, 1pm EST, Fri 1 March 5am AEDT)

Please register using the links below to confirm your place.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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*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.