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Anthony Glynn's retro Danish cabinet - Chippendale School

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Anthony Glynn has just headed home to Bath from the Chippendale International School of Furniture near Edinburgh. He was highly commended for his work at one of Europe’s premier furniture design and restoration schools, and now plans to start up his own bespoke furniture business. This is his Chippendale Experience.… read more >>

Ali Wilson - fish designed at Chippendale School

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A furniture designer from the west of Scotland has won a top award from the Chippendale International School of Furniture. The Chippendale School is regarded as one of Europe’s premier furniture design schools and runs intensive furniture design courses and furniture restoration courses. Ali Wilson, who was brought up in… read more >>

Andrew Adamson with his Big Apple Wood Design

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It’s the end of another year for the twenty-one furniture design students at the Chippendale International School of Furniture; the college is throwing open its doors for its annual Student Exhibition and Sale of Furniture. The free Student Exhibition with strawberries and wine runs from 6 – 8 pm on… read more >>

Man in wooden kilt made by Chippendale School

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Anselm Fraser, Principal of the Chippendale School of Furniture, was recently commissioned to create wooden whisky flavour wheels, wooden kilts and sporrans. These special commissions support The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s (SMWS) “Clans & Drams” month to celebrate Homecoming Scotland’s Whisky Month which is May 2014. Anselm’s wooden whisky flavour… read more >>

Charlie Clark's sycamore wine cabinet in style of Baillie Scott, made at the Chippendale School

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Most of the students here at the Chippendale International School of Furniture are bent on making a living from the skills they learn on the intensive, one year, furniture design course. However, every year there are one or two students whose careers are already complete and are looking for something… read more >>

Scott Grove - Veneering Course - Chippendale School

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After battling US snow storms that delayed his arrival, Scott Grove, the award-winning New York artist, sculptor and woodworker, has just finished teaching the art of veneering at the Chippendale International School of Furniture located near Edinburgh, Scotland. Grove first visited the school in 2013, when he taught an intensive,… read more >>

Alice MacLean, the first ever Artist in Residence at Chippendale School of Furniture in Scotland.

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Alice MacLean is a Canadian artist who graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2012, where she majored in Fine Arts. Alice is currently providing advice as the first ever Artist in Residence at the Chippendale International School of Furniture in East Lothian, near Edinburgh in… read more >>

Richard Walker teaching the art of gilding at the Chippendale School, UK.

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Richard Walker, owner of Watergild Studios in Portsmouth, Hampshire, works as a freelance master gilder on private commissions as well as teaching the art of gilding at a variety of locations across the UK and online.  For the last two weeks, Richard has been teaching a gilding course to students… read more >>

Simon Macintyre furniture restoration course | Chippendale School

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This blog based on a conversation with Simon Macintyre, a visiting furniture restoration expert who runs his own restoration business in Sussex near London. Simon works on private furniture restoration and for the antique trade. It’s the ninth year that Simon has been running his course at the Chippendale School… read more >>

Euan Goodman and Anselm Fraser with wood veneerer Scott Grove

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Scott Grove, award-winning New York veneering artist, sculptor and woodworker, will soon be delivering another week long veneering course at our furniture school in mid-February 2014. Last year’s was his first ever course at a UK furniture making school. We are delighted to welcome him back. This is the second part… read more >>