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Glass and Bauhaus

Glass and Bauhaus

It’s a desk that beautifully combines form and function, in a deceptive design that is both simple and complex. It’s the creation of Giuseppe Merlino from near Milan, Before he came to the Chippendale school, he was a post-doctoral researcher in microbiology. His...

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Gild to gold

Gild to gold

This week and next our professional course students will be learning the ancient art of gilding. We’re again privileged to have Richard Walker to teach this venerable craft. Richard, who runs Watergild Studios, is one of Europe’s most highly regarded experts in this...

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New additions to the Windsors

New additions to the Windsors

Last week was all about our professional course students learning  how to make a Windsor chair. It’s an intensive week, with students working in teams, under the watchful eye of our Windsor chair experts, Tom Thackray and his son-in-law Stephen Langton (pictured...

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The Demarco Prize 2019

The Demarco Prize 2019

The Chippendale school is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Demarco CBE will be awarding the fourth annual Demarco Prize 2019 at a reception in Edinburgh next month. Professor Demarco is a leading arts commentator and a leading advocate for contemporary...

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Inspired by you

Inspired by you

Anselm Fraser, principal. writing in The Woodworker magazine Inspiration can be defined as finding a new or better way of answering a question, solving a problem or, for us woodworkers, coming up with a better design for a piece of furniture. But finding inspiration...

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Raising a glass to a desk

Raising a glass to a desk

David Hall is a woodworker who knows precisely what he wants to do after graduation. He’s already bought a farmhouse and outbuildings in rural Aberdeenshire which he intends to convert into a studio and workshop. His new business will specialise in making fine...

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The past, present

The past, present

While this week has all been about learning the delicate skills involved in making a Windsor chair, our restoration business has also been busy. It’s a side of the Chippendale school that’s very important because it allows us to maintain a core of expertise within the...

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A bench to remember

A bench to remember

It’s a bench that’s been made by many hands and is now a fitting memorial to one of the Chippendale school’s longest-standing members of staff who died recently. Isobel Edgar, the school’s student welfare officer, had worked with the Chippendale team for 25 years. The...

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The house of Windsor

The house of Windsor

This week our school has been transformed into a house of Windsor. Or, putting it a different way, our professional course students are learning how to make a Windsor chair. They work in teams of four to make their chairs, under the expert guidance of Tom Thackray and...

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Steamed bench

Steamed bench

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, but the important thing is to recognise it when you see it. Tom Smyth took inspiration for his steam-bent oak garden bench from work he carried out on the roof of a listed 400-year-old timber framed barn in Hampshire. 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