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Living at the Chippendale

Living at the Chippendale

It’s always nice when newspapers or magazines come to visit, and this week we had Clare Trodden from Living magazine. It’s a wonderful lifestyle title from here in Scotland with a circulation of over 100,000, and we’re looking forward to the published article. While...

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From hinges to pigs

From hinges to pigs

This week is week twelve of the 2018/19 professional course, and we’re already nearing the half-way mark. This week, the focus is on hinges and metal ageing, although students are also learning about, for example, gluing with a UV pen, domino accessories, hand-cut...

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Laying on hands

Laying on hands

Once upon a time you had to be extremely fit to be a woodworker. In an age before modern woodworking equipment, furniture making involved a great deal of  back-breaking physical activity. Nowadays, while every aspect of woodworking is much easier, it does still...

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New term, new challenges

New term, new challenges

This week saw the start of Term Two for our professional course students, and marks a transition from mostly learning basic skills to designing and making their own pieces. It’ a challenging period because learning all the skills you need to be a professional...

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In with the old!

In with the old!

In today’s throw-away world, it sometimes seems easier to chuck out the sofa when you change the colour of your living room walls. But it’s an attitude that’s changing, driven largely by a growing recognition that fine old furniture has an intrinsic quality that new...

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The write stuff

The write stuff

This term is when it all gets really interesting with our students now designing and making their first pieces of furniture. It’s the start of the creative fun, when students test themselves on how much they’ve learned and the skills they still have to practice. One...

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The psychology of sawdust

The psychology of sawdust

Anselm Fraser, principal, The Chippendale International School of Furniture, is writing a monthly article for the prestigious publication, The Woodworker.  Here's his first article. Woodworking, and teaching woodworking, has been my life and all of us who are somehow...

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Chippendale courses in high demand

Chippendale courses in high demand

The Chippendale school has an international reputation that attracts students from across the world – even for our introductory and intermediate courses. These one-week and one-month courses have proved exceptionally popular, with recent intermediate course students...

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An Early Bird New Year

An Early Bird New Year

Many people assess their futures at this time of year, because the start of each year is a time for looking forwards. It’s when people come to realise that their chosen career is not that great, or that they’d much prefer to work creatively with their hands. If that...

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New Year, new resolution

New Year, new resolution

First of all, a very happy New Year from everyone at the Chippendale school. Last year was the tercentenary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth – after whom the school is named, so it was a big year for us. This year, our resolution is to go on celebrating the great man’s...

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

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

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