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From New Zealand to Scotland

From New Zealand to Scotland

Charlie Camp, from Wellington in New Zealand, already knows a thing or two about wood, having completed a four-year building apprenticeship. Born in Grimsby in the north-east of England, Charlie and her parents moved to New Zealand when she was six-months-old. She...

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It’s time to think Early Bird

It’s time to think Early Bird

It’s approaching that time of year when we have to think about New Year resolutions. So, if a career in fine furniture design and making is something you’ve been considering, why not see what the Chippendale school has to offer? To make your decision a little easier,...

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Battle remembered at the Chippendale school

Battle remembered at the Chippendale school

A British naval victory in the First World War has been remembered at the Chippendale school. The Battle of the Falkland Islands took place on the 8th December 1914, and effectively destroyed the German South Atlantic Squadron. The battle is still commemorated on the...

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Second Scottish visit for Swiss student

Second Scottish visit for Swiss student

Rasim Valdes Laribi, from Geneva, Switzerland, is no stranger to Scotland, having studied social anthropology and international relations at the University of St Andrews, the third oldest in the English-speaking world. While we can’t claim to be centuries old, the...

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East meets West at the Chippendale

East meets West at the Chippendale

Timothy Low from Singapore is a veteran of the oil industry, having spent the last ten years working offshore. His itinerant profession took him across the world from South America to Asia and Africa. But with the global downturn in the oil sector, it was time to...

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Around the world to the Chippendale school

Around the world to the Chippendale school

Brian London, originally from North Carolina, underlines how fine woodworking is a skill that can be learned at any age, whether as a first or second career or in retirement. Brian, who now lives near Niort in France, had a long and distinguished career in law...

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A blend of youth and experience

A blend of youth and experience

The Chippendale school has students of all ages and backgrounds, because a desire to learn fine woodworking knows no boundaries. But we’re always especially delighted to welcome young students who have come straight from school. All too often, young people don’t...

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An editor comes to call

An editor comes to call

We recently welcomed to the school one of the UK’s leading writers in furniture design and making. While newspaper and TV journalists do regularly come to the school, it’s not often that we see a specialist writer who is himself a woodworking expert. Derek Jones,...

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If you can, why not drop in?

If you can, why not drop in?

We’re a friendly bunch at the Chippendale school and always welcome visitors – although it’s best to phone in advance. We’re proud of the skills we teach and we’re always proud to show off those skills being learned by our students. That’s why we applied for, and were...

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

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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