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Designing by design

Designing by design

Anselm Fraser, principal, Chippendale International School of Furniture, writes in The Woodworker magazine. A first rule of furniture making is that you can’t make something until you’ve designed it. It’s why woodworkers, from novices to skilled craftspeople, should...

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Careers in sawdust

Careers in sawdust

Woodworking is a passion that many people have, but don’t immediately pursue as a career. Many of our students are people who have made the decision to leave their industry mid-career. They’ve taken the conventional route and gone from school to university and then...

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Paddling to an island

Paddling to an island

Jacob Corradi from Banbury in Oxfordshire came on our professional course from a previous career as a birch canoe and log cabin builder. He therefore had a grounding in woodwork, although boat building and fine furniture making require very different skills. Jacob’s...

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Cocktails and 007

Cocktails and 007

Heather Jones from Los Angeles came on our professional course with some furniture design experience, but no woodworking skills. She was previously an art director and graphic designer, and one of her hobbies was designing furniture. She decided that it was time to...

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Arguing wood, not university

Arguing wood, not university

This week sees sixth formers in England finding out their A Level results. For some, that means getting into their university of choice. For many others, it means accepting a place at a second or third choice university. And for those with poorer results, it means not...

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Desk, chair and triangles

Desk, chair and triangles

The Chippendale school welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds on our introductory, intermediate and professional courses. But Giuseppe Merlino from near Milan is the first post-doctoral researcher in microbiology that we’ve ever had. It underlines how fine...

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High seas and DNA

High seas and DNA

Oli Juliusson from Hafnarfjardur in Iceland was a fisherman for ten years, before deciding on a change of career. Oli first came across the Chippendale school on the internet and says that it seemed “authentic and real.” The pieces that Oli made during his year with...

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Sign up to a cheaper Chippendale

Sign up to a cheaper Chippendale

A very small number of places remain for our professional course which starts in October. And for students coming to us from outside the UK, that’s very good news. Because the UK pound is weak due to Brexit uncertainty, our fees have become almost 10% cheaper for some...

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Kumiko, asanoha and a cup of tea

Kumiko, asanoha and a cup of tea

Christian Burt from Portland, Oregon was our Student of the Year. He had previously worked on an organic farm growing a variety of soft fruits. Before that, he studied photography, but really saw it only as a hobby. Christian came to us with no training or experience...

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Naked reflection

Naked reflection

It’s been a great year at the Chippendale school, with our professional course students making some wonderful pieces. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at some of the best of the best. First up is Rachel Faulkner from Newcastle whose previous career was in the...

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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