A last day BBQ

A last day BBQ

Last week we held our sell-out Spring introductory course, and, for the second time running, it was split equally between men and women. That’s something we’re delighted with as we have for some time being championing for more women to take up woodworking. Indeed,...
Married to woodworking

Married to woodworking

We’ve had best friends on our one-week introductory courses, and even a mother standing in for her son when he couldn’t take up his place. This week Ian and Patricia Brand from west London, both working in financial services, are the first husband and wife we’ve had...
Welcome to woodturning

Welcome to woodturning

For many years, the Chippendale school only offered a nine-month professional furniture design and making course, giving our students a pathway into a career in fine woodworking. More recently, we also introduced a one-week introductory course, providing students with...
Sofa so good for upholstery course

Sofa so good for upholstery course

The average life-span of a sofa is 2,958 days, which is roughly eight years, and during its life will have about 782 people sitting on it. It’s also used for eating a meal on 13 times a month, which adds up to 1,261 meals over its lifetime. Hardly surprising that your...
Handy with wood

Handy with wood

The last two weeks have all been about our professional course students learning the ancient skills of woodcarving, under the expert guidance of John White who is recognised nationally and internationally. Last week, John taught them all about the basic techniques of...
Acclaimed woodworker joins the team

Acclaimed woodworker joins the team

The Chippendale school is proud of the number of internationally-renowned experts we bring into the school each year to teach specific techniques such as woodcarving and veneering. This week we’re delighted to welcome another acclaimed woodworker, Michael Fortune RCA,...