Inspired by you

Inspired by you

Anselm Fraser, principal, The Chippendale International School of Furniture, writing in The Woodworker magazine. Inspiration can be defined as finding a new or better way of answering a question, solving a problem or, for us woodworkers, coming up with a better design...
After graduation?

After graduation?

We’re proud that the Chippendale school has such an excellent international reputation. That, of course, is mainly down to the quality of our teaching. But we also offer something else at the school: a holistic approach to learning that doesn’t end when you graduate....
Deco table

Deco table

Lynn Bickle from Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in Northumberland is our second intermediate course student. She joins Kelvin Palmer, a retired hospital consultant from East Lothian, who also started last week. Despite being here for only a few days, Lynn is well into making an...
Table doctor

Table doctor

Last week, two intermediate course students started on their one-month stay with us. One, Kelvin Palmer from East Lothian, is a retired hospital consultant. He comes to us with little woodworking experience. His interest in furniture making was sparked by coming to...
Shepherding a hut

Shepherding a hut

We’re always delighted when a graduating student decides to set up in business from incubation space at the school. But it usually takes a little while before commissions start to roll in. However, Eion Gibbs from the Scottish Highlands won his first piece of business...
Student of the Year

Student of the Year

Our professional course Student of the Year is Christian Burt, from Portland, Oregon. He initially studied photography, then worked on an organic farm growing a variety of soft fruits, before deciding to train for a more hands-on career. Christian came to the school...