A last-minute Shaker

A last-minute Shaker

Ross Cunnison first came to the Chippendale school on one of our one-week introductory courses. It gave him a taste of sawdust, and we were delighted when he signed up for our professional course. We’re particularly pleased because Ross has really mastered the skills...
Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban

Alex Stanton, from Brisbane in Australia, came to us after working for three years fitting timber floors and staircases. It gave him a grounding in working with wood, but not the skills needed to design and make fine furniture. But Alex has proved that he has...
An island in the kitchen

An island in the kitchen

To succeed, good furniture needs to be functional and aesthetically appealing. Sometimes, on top of those qualities, it needs to be extremely hard-wearing. That’s the quality most evident in Jacob Corradi’s ebonised kitchen island in solid oak. It’s a wonderful...
Manic table

Manic table

Good furniture design can simply be about making something that is entirely functional. Great furniture design is about injecting that extra bit of creativity that turns the ordinary into something absolutely bespoke. That’s what Matthew McGlone, originally from...
Sitting on a wave

Sitting on a wave

Oli Juliusson, from Hafnarfjardur in Iceland, has become a furniture designer whose pieces conjure the spirit of the sea. It reflects his past as a trawlerman, and his design approach to honour the lives of Icelandic fishermen. It’s an approach that links his past to...