Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to Everyone! We have welcomed in the new year with the first of our 2016 five-day Short Courses, which ran from 4th to 8th January.  Seven students joined us and we were delighted by their enthusiasm and the way in which they embraced an opportunity to...

Furniture Restoration Skills For Life

Simon McIntyre, a furniture restoration expert and owner of Downland Restoration in West Sussex, spent last week with our students introducing them to the fine art of furniture restoration. A wide selection of items were worked on, from a wooden frame for a...

Furniture design, renaissance and reality

In the first of a series of articles on modern woodworking, Anselm Fraser, principal of the Chippendale International School of Furniture, looks at the 20th century greats, and offers an upbeat assessment for woodworking in the years ahead.  As a furniture design...
Welcome to the Chippendale School!

Welcome to the Chippendale School!

We are delighted to welcome 24 new students onto our nine-month furniture design and making course 2015/16.  This year, we are joined by students from the UK, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Canada, New Zealand, Russia and the USA. They are settling in well and,...
Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

What to give as an ideal gift at Christmas time can be a tricky problem – especially when you want to give something very special, very different and very useful! But one of our five-day, short ‘Experience Courses’ could be the ideal answer –...