The versatile library chair cum ladder created by Liz Jackson.
A blog by Chippendale School graduate and former teacher, Liz Jackson, on the joys of learning by doing and from your colleagues (collaborative learning). Liz now has her own furniture making business within the Chippendale Incubator workshops.
“Having recently graduated from the 2011-12 Chippendale cabinet making course, I have spent some time reflecting on what made it such an enjoyable and effective learning experience.
“As with most things in life, it comes down to the people involved and how we all worked together. Which in turn is a result of the student recruitment process and the learning approaches within the woodworking school itself.
We’d like to share a charming thank you email from a visitor from the American Midwest who came to the Chippendale International School of Furniture this summer to learn how to make a display cabinet to house his antique musket. Chad, we look forward to welcoming you back next year!
“You don’t know this but I had looked for a woodworking school for about 8 years. I chose the right one when I picked the Chippendale School of Furniture.
“I still remember and relish the smell of sawdust when entering your shop. The muted colors, the quiet sounds of workmanship taking place, and the most singular focus where nothing matters but the wood, my vision and me.
“Your woodworking teaching technique was so efficient with emphasis on getting results without loss of quality that I feel it has advanced my capabilities considerably. Indeed, it is reminiscent of my business ventures where I have always promoted the idea ‘Quality Costs When You Don’t Have It.’ Continue reading →