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Make it a date

Make it a date

It may only be the start of Term Three for our professional course students, but we’d like to make sure that you put this year’s exhibition and Open Day dates in your diary. As always, our students are making some fantastic pieces of furniture that we know you’ll...

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Cabinet split on Brexit

Cabinet split on Brexit

It’s a political debate that has been both electrifying and utterly tedious. Should the UK leave the EU with a deal, without a deal, or not leave at all? Stephen Barr, who first came to the school on a one-week introductory course, is turning the debate into a...

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Remembering Isobel

Remembering Isobel

It may look like a tatty old garden seat, but it’s the template for a very special memorial. Last month, one of the Chippendale school’s longest-standing members of staff died. Isobel Edgar (pictured below), the school’s student welfare officer, had worked with the...

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Student stories: Mike Whittall, Scotland

Student stories: Mike Whittall, Scotland

Mike Whittall, who graduated in 2016, owns and runs Ochre & Wood in Aberdeenshire. He was fortunate to ‘hit the ground running’ with a good commission from an ex-colleague, and advises new woodworkers not to underestimate their existing network of friends,...

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Olive ash and Oli

Olive ash and Oli

The very best furniture carries within its design a little bit of the maker’s DNA. It’s the kind of design touch we encourage on our professional course at the Chippendale school because it’s those small flourishes that really put the bespoke into fine furniture....

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Lime and tattoo

Lime and tattoo

Rachel Faulkner from Newcastle continues to demonstrate considerable artistic talent, and is busy carving a pair of intertwined hands into lime for her professional course mirror – something that all our students have to make. She’s already completed a sycamore and...

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Student stories: Gary Staple, Canada

Student stories: Gary Staple, Canada

Today we meet Gary Staple, who graduated in 2014, and who owns and runs his own business Gary Staple Fine Woodworking in Nova Scotia.  His first bit of advice to new woodworkers is to keep their overheads low. “The first few years will be the most difficult and high...

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Student stories: Sam Rouse, USA

Student stories: Sam Rouse, USA

This week. we're talking to four professional course alumni who have gone on to create woodworking success and to listen to their advice for aspiring woodworkers. Yesterday we had Ewan Ogilvie from Scotland, and today we have Sam Rouse from the United States who...

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Ewan Ogilvie and building success

Ewan Ogilvie and building success

Our nine-month professional course equips students with all the skills they need to set up in business as fine furniture designers and makers. As part of the course, we also make sure that students understand the basics of business planning and marketing, the two...

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A final tweet!

A final tweet!

It’s the time of year when many people begin to think about obtaining a new qualification or changing career. If that’s you, and you’ve always fancied a future in fine furniture design and making, do remember that our final Early Bird offer ends at the end of April....

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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