MEET THE TEAM

Anselm Fraser

School Principal & Lecturer

Anselm set up the Chippendale International School of Furniture in 1985 and is highly regarded within the furniture- making world.

Tom Fraser

Deputy Principal

Tom manages the office and helps students in the registration process. He also works as a support tutor as and when required.

Adam Stone

Woodturning Tutor

Adam is the school’s Woodturning specialist.

Matt Brebner

Tutor

Matty is a tutor on the Professional course. He is in charge of delivering ‘The Chippendale School of Furniture Award’ as an SQA Assessor.

Clare Charleston

Tutor and Student Welfare Officer

Clare is a restoration specialist on the Professional course that has worked at the school for over 20 years. She also supports students in her role as Student Welfare Officer.

Ben Dawson

Tutor

Ben is a part-time design tutor on the Professional course. He also runs his own business from Myreside studios whilst supporting the graduates that rent a bench in the same workshop.

Graham Davies

Tutor

Graham has worked at the school for 30 years and teaches on the Professional course. He is in charge of demonstrating bench skills to the students.

Andrew Cockerill

Tutor

Andrew is head of tech at the Chippendale School. He is a tutor on the Professional course that specialises in Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Alan McGovern

Intermediate Course Tutor

Alan teaches on the Intermediate course whilst also supporting graduates that have rented a bench at Myreside studios. He has worked at the school for 35 years having started as an apprentice at the age of 15.

To ensure that our students only receive the very best teaching, we have a number of world-class visiting experts. These include:

John White

Wood carving

John is an experienced woodcarver and passionate about communicating these age old hand crafting skills.

Professor David Jones

Expert Furniture Historian

Professor Jones is a world-renowned lecturer on the history of Furniture

Victoria Meacham

Upholstery Tutor

Victoria teaches the 5 day course
covering both Traditional and
Contemporary methods of
upholstery

Isa Dorster

Design Tutor

Isa teaches the students how to draw in 3D , perspective drawing and the history of modern furniture

Richard Walker

Gilding

Richard is a member of the Society of Gilders and works as a gilding consultant and practitioner.

Charlie Laidlaw

Public Relations Advisor

Charlie’s role is to promote the School and advise students on how to market their new woodworking businesses.

Tom Thackray

Windsor Chair Maker

Tom is widely regarded as a world authority on making Windsor chairs, and has over 40 years experience in this traditional craft.

Scott Grove

Veneering Expert

Scott is a world-renowned craftsman who has made his name in the woodworking world.
He is self-taught and comes from the USA each year with new and innovative ways to work with veneer

Anselm Fraser

School Principal and Senior Lecturer

Anselm set up the Chippendale International School of Furniture in 1985 and is highly regarded within the furniture- making world.

Matt Brebner

Tutor

Matt is a Chippendale School graduate who then took ‘incubation’ space at the School, from where he set up and launched his own bespoke
furniture business.

Graham Davies

Tutor

Graham joined the School in 1990 and is now the School’s Senior Tutor.

Adam Stone

Tutor

Adam is another Chippendale School graduate, and has also set up his own business at the School.

Clare Charleston

Tutor

Clare joined the school in 1996 and is SQA qualified in Hand crafted furniture, joints and assembly furniture.

Charlie Laidlaw

Marketing and Public Relations Advisor

Charlie’s role is to promote the School and advise students on how to market their new woodworking businesses.

Tom Fraser

Head of Admissions

Tom manages the office and helps students in the registration process. He also works as a support tutor as and when required.

Isobel Edgar

Student Welfare Officer

Isobel is our student welfare officer, arranging everything from student accommodation to cars, dentists and doctors.

To ensure that our students only receive the very best teaching, we have a number of world-class visiting experts. These include:

John White

Wood carving
John is an experienced woodcarver and passionate about communicating these age old hand crafting skills.

Isa Dorster

Design Tutor

Isa teaches the students how to draw in 3D , perspective drawing and the history of modern furniture

Tom Thackray

Windsor Chair Maker
Tom is widely regarded as a world authority on making Windsor chairs, and has over 40 years experience in this traditional craft.

Professor David Jones

Expert Furniture Historian

Professor Jones is a world-renowned lecturer on the history of Furniture

Richard Walker

Gilding
Richard is a member of the Society of Gilders and works as a gilding consultant and practitioner.

Scott Grove

Veneering Expert
Scott is a world-renowned craftsman who has made his name in the woodworking world. 
He is self-taught and comes from the USA each year with new and innovative ways to work with veneer

 

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T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk

Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

T: +(44) 0 1620 810680
E: info@chippendale.co.uk