TOAST Creative Residency

Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 October 2021

Our annual TOAST Creative Residency aims to bring together a like-minded community of creative individuals. This year, we are hosting our first blended Creative Residency at the Crafts Council Gallery in Islington. Join us for an online and in-person three-day programme of talks, workshops and live demonstrations.

Inspired by our seasonal campaign Rewilding, the programme is open to all and aims to connect individuals and foster thought.

Highlights include:

A wild floral installation by renowned florist, Frida Kim.

A weaving workshop using willow cuttings with TOAST New Maker Julie Gurr.

Author Alice Vincent in conversation with herbalist and chef Maya Thomas, exploring the notion of rewilding oneself and how their kinship with plants has deepened their connection to their inner and outer worlds.

A wool tufting workshop using remnant yarns from TOAST production with award-winning zero waste weaver, Maria Sigma.

You will also have the opportunity to donate to Crafts Council UK to support their Young Citizens Programme.

A full schedule of events and tickets for purchase will be available on this page from Thursday 9 September. Limited spaces are available for in-person attendance.

Apply to be our Artist in Residence

As part of the Residency, TOAST has partnered with Crafts Council UK to invite an artist in residence to showcase their work. TOAST will be hosting an open call seeking artists from a variety of backgrounds and creative disciplines to submit artwork that explores the seasonal theme of ‘Rewilding’. The finished work will be presented at the Creative Residency, profiled within Crafts magazine and later donated to the Crafts Council collection.

Applications are open until Friday 6th August.