MEET THE TEAM

Anselm Fraser

School Principal and Senior Lecturer

Anselm set up the Chippendale International School of Furniture in 1985 and is highly regarded within the furniture- making world.

Matt Brebner

Tutor

Matt is a Chippendale School graduate who then took ‘incubation’ space at the School, from where he set up and launched his own bespoke
furniture business.

Graham Davies

Tutor

Graham joined the School in 1990 and is now the School’s Senior Tutor.

Adam Stone

Tutor

Adam is another Chippendale School graduate, and has also set up his own business at the School.

Clare Charleston

Tutor

Clare joined the school in 1996 and is SQA qualified in Hand crafted furniture, joints and assembly furniture.

Charlie Laidlaw

Marketing and Public Relations Advisor

Charlie’s role is to promote the School and advise students on how to market their new woodworking businesses.

Gus Bennett

Tutor

Gus is a graduate of the Chippendale School, who also completed an apprenticeship in fine furniture making.

Isobel Edgar

Student Welfare Officer

Isobel is our student welfare officer, arranging everything from student accommodation to cars, dentists and doctors.

To ensure that our students only receive the very best teaching, we have a number of world-class visiting experts. These include:

John White

Wood carving
John is an experienced woodcarver and passionate about communicating these age old hand crafting skills.

Fiona Crombie

Stained Glass Artist
Fiona is our expert on stained and fused glass.

Tom Thackray

Windsor Chair Maker
Tom is widely regarded as a world authority on making Windsor chairs, and has over 40 years experience in this traditional craft.

Simon Macintyre

Furniture Restoration Expert
Simon is a specialist tutor in furniture restoration.

Richard Walker

Gilding
Richard is a member of the Society of Gilders and works as a gilding consultant and practitioner.

Anselm Fraser

School Principal and Senior Lecturer

Anselm set up the Chippendale International School of Furniture in 1985 and is highly regarded within the furniture- making world.

Matt Brebner

Tutor

Matt is a Chippendale School graduate who then took ‘incubation’ space at the School, from where he set up and launched his own bespoke
furniture business.

Graham Davies

Tutor

Graham joined the School in 1990 and is now the School’s Senior Tutor.

Adam Stone

Tutor

Adam is another Chippendale School graduate, and has also set up his own business at the School.

Clare Charleston

Tutor

Clare joined the school in 1996 and is SQA qualified in Hand crafted furniture, joints and assembly furniture.

Charlie Laidlaw

Marketing and Public Relations Advisor

Charlie’s role is to promote the School and advise students on how to market their new woodworking businesses.

Gus Bennett

Tutor

Gus is a graduate of the Chippendale School, who also completed an apprenticeship in fine furniture making.

Isobel Edgar

Student Welfare Officer

Isobel is our student welfare officer, arranging everything from student accommodation to cars, dentists and doctors.

To ensure that our students only receive the very best teaching, we have a number of world-class visiting experts. These include:

John White

Wood carving
John is an experienced woodcarver and passionate about communicating these age old hand crafting skills.

Fiona Crombie

Stained Glass Artist
Fiona is our expert on stained and fused glass.

Tom Thackray

Windsor Chair Maker
Tom is widely regarded as a world authority on making Windsor chairs, and has over 40 years experience in this traditional craft.

Simon Macintyre

Furniture Restoration Expert
Simon is a specialist tutor in furniture restoration.

Richard Walker

Gilding
Richard is a member of the Society of Gilders and works as a gilding consultant and practitioner.

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Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk