Woodwork calling

Woodwork calling

Paul Hartman was this year’s recipient of the Public’s Choice Award. It’s an award that is voted on by visitors to the school’s professional course graduation exhibition in Edinburgh. It’s a real accolade because those visitors are representative of the buying public....
Steam and drinks

Steam and drinks

Grant Anderson came on our professional course having been a keen hobbyist for some years. He graduated in June, having won our Students’ Choice Award. This award is voted on by our students, and recognises someone who they regard as a particularly gifted woodworker....
Introductory professional

Introductory professional

There are some people who just know that a professional woodworking course is absolutely what they want to do. Others, however, are not so sure. It may be that they’ve had no prior woodworking experience or lack design skills. But not to worry, because the Chippendale...
Holding a mirror to love

Holding a mirror to love

Steve Tripp’s journey to the Chippendale school and our professional course took four years to plan. Steve, a former IT consultant from Minnesota, finally made the move, with his wife also enrolling at a university in Edinburgh. While he was busy learning his new...
Revving up

Revving up

The Chippendale school’s professional course teaches our students everything they’ll ever need to work as fine furniture designers and makers. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t also make miniature motorbikes. That’s just what Matthew Hayward has done, making not...