Our next short ‘Experience’ course will take place from 21st to 27th September 2015, followed by another one at the start of 2016, running from Monday 4th to Friday 8th January – just ideal for a Christmas gift!

Maple Tree Door

Two young Canadian and two UK woodworking students at the Chippendale International School of Furniture have won this year’s top honours – with two of the students’ pieces being exhibited at the Scottish parliament. Student of the Year was Andrew Brassington (shown above) from Ontario, whose course work included a monumental… read more >>

Gayfield reception Two

Items of furniture made by our 2015 graduates are now on show at Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT. This Exhibition runs until 6pm on Wednesday 1st July. Please pop in for a look around. There’s so much to see, talk about and to be inspired by!

Hand carved bull rushes

Canadian student, Andrew Brassington, has recently been awarded ‘Student of The Year 2015′ at The Chippendale International School of Furniture. During his year on our full-time furniture course, Andrew proved himself to have many special talents in the world of woodworking and furniture making. Here you can see a demonstration… read more >>

Anselm Lecturing

Anselm Fraser, principal of the Chippendale School, offers some thoughts on the teaching process. It’s said that early Puritan settlers in America would deliberately incorporate a mistake into their quilts, called a humility square, since perfection would be an affront to God. It may well be a myth, but the… read more >>

It was a double celebration at the Chippendale School of Furniture last week as the school celebrated its 30th birthday, and one of its senior tutors celebrated thirty years at the school. Alan McGovern from Dunbar has worked at the school since it began life just outside Gifford in 1985.… read more >>

Charlie Oldham WL

Last week our students began learning about woodcarving with visiting master craftsman Charlie Oldham.  Within the wide age range of students, some exciting talent is already beginning to emerge, with some of our students showing a natural skill for the fine art of woodcarving. Andrew Brassington, a young student with us from… read more >>

Annabelle Ewing Fiona Thorburn Feb 15

Annabelle Ewing MSP, Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment, visited the Chippendale International School of Furniture to see for herself how young Scots can forge successful careers as furniture designers, makers and restorers. The minister, who represents Mid Scotland and Fife, met Alice Holttum (35), Janie Morris (35) and Jo… read more >>

It was an advertisement that became an icon of pop culture, transforming a humble audio tape from Japanese electronics company Maxell into a global phenomenon. To a theme of Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, a reclining man in a Le Corbusier chair is seen being blown backwards by the power… read more >>