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Cooking up a kitchen

Cooking up a kitchen

Ruaraidh Stewart, originally from Aberdeenshire, is now successfully installed in incubation space at the school and has set up The Georgian Kitchen Company. Ruaraidh, who graduated earlier this year, was a student who displayed real enterprise, managing to combine...

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Retiring into wood

Retiring into wood

For some people, retirement means putting your feet up. Not so for Fiona Davis from Edinburgh, who is one of two new intermediate course students who started with us last week. Fiona, not long retired from a career in financial services, is not only learning new...

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The psychology of sawdust

The psychology of sawdust

Anselm Fraser, principal All of us involved in woodworking, either as professional designers, makers or teachers, love the whole business of working with wood. But few of us bother to consider why we like woodworking so much. So I was intrigued by a book Flow: The...

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A Christmas gift of sawdust

A Christmas gift of sawdust

Summer may not long have ended, but (dare we say it) Christmas is not far off. So this year why not think about giving the gift of sawdust, or give it to yourself as a special Festive treat? Our last one-week introductory course of the year takes place between 17th...

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Short course stories: Andrew splashes down

Short course stories: Andrew splashes down

Andrew Wray, born and raised in Glasgow, but a long-term resident of Vancouver, Canada probably has the job every child dreams of. Andrew, who originally started in the sawmill industry, has for many years been involved in the design and manufacture of water park...

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Short course stories: Father & son

Short course stories: Father & son

Our one-week introductory courses attract people of all ages and backgrounds who often come from overseas or far-flung places in the UK. We are always delighted to welcome family members on the same course, and it was a pleasure to have son Chris and his father, André...

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Short course stories: A dentist flies in

Short course stories: A dentist flies in

Most people would settle for a career as either a dentist or an air ambulance pilot, but not both. But that’s what Manuel Kalo from Hamburg managed to do, flying the sick and injured back to Germany…and then going back to his other day job as a dentist. Manuel retired...

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A short course to new skills and new careers

A short course to new skills and new careers

It was a pleasure to welcome ten students to our sell-out introductory course last week, and we’re delighted that everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so that a student from Germany has already signed up to join us on our professional course beginning in October...

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This weekend…a capital furniture exhibition!

This weekend…a capital furniture exhibition!

If you can get to Edinburgh this weekend, don’t miss a fantastic furniture exhibition and sale of work! Three former students of the Chippendale furniture school are holding the exhibition at Leith Shore, Customs Lane, on the 15th and 16th September. Paddy O’Neill,...

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Favourite things: coffee and mahogany

Favourite things: coffee and mahogany

It’s always a pleasure to welcome students coming to us straight from school because, in our opinion, too few careers guidance teachers are aware of furniture design and making as a career option. Joshua Godbert, from Herefordshire, showed himself to be a skilled...

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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