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...
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...
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...
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...
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...