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Foraging with Toast’s Jessica Seaton

The local landscape has always informed Jessica Seaton’s work; be it Toast, the fashion brand she co-founded with her husband Jamie, or foraging for ingredients in West Wales – which is where we found her, listening to trees…

Commune on the power of collaborating

Collaboration is key for Commune, the LA design brand whose golden rules of creativity put respect for the maker at the pinnacle. ‘A lot of people want something from an artist,’ they say. ‘It’s only successful when both parties are proud of the result…’

Laura Ellen Bacon: meet the willow queen

In this exclusive extract from Issue 15, we discover how the acclaimed artist has been fashioning elaborate sculptural forms out of natural material ever since creating complex treehouses as a child. ‘There’s lots of muscle involved’, she explains…

The New Craft Makers’ Manifesto

Is there such thing as a 'New Craft Movement'? If so, how do we nurture it and build upon it to ensure the skills required are developed – to take it to the next level for a new generation? Hole & Corner assembles a panel of experts to discuss the future of making…

Blaise Cayol on weaving in international influences

For basket weaver Blaise Cayol, it’s all about building connections – whether they be between the South West of France and New Mexico, or our ancestors and contemporary audiences… and it all comes down to willow. ‘This material changed my life,’ he says…

Chew on this

Fernando Laposse has worked with many materials in the name of design – from sugar and rubber to corn. But it’s not just about aesthetics, he insists: welcome to the brave new world of food activism…

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