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Chippendale graduate honoured

Chippendale graduate honoured

A young Australian furniture designer who graduated from the Chippendale school professional course in June has been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious Young Furniture Makers Awards. Alex Stanton has been shortlisted, first, for his Shou Sugi Ban hall table...

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Stribh to overcome

Stribh to overcome

Some students come to us straight from school, but many leave it a few years before enrolling at the Chippendale school. Many feel pressured to go into higher education and then into a job that they find unfulfilling. That’s when it becomes a choice between the...

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Bursaries for veterans

Bursaries for veterans

The Chippendale International School of Furniture is all about enabling its students to find a new career through our professional course. Our role is to give them the confidence and skills to practice as fine furniture designers and makers. But there’s one group of...

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Dreams to pursue and a video to prove it

Dreams to pursue and a video to prove it

We all have dreams, and we think that everyone should pursue them. For some, that dream is to be a fine furniture designer. It offers a wonderful and fulfilling career, working for yourself, and doing something creative and practical. But a lot of people think that...

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Aliens, gin and courses

Aliens, gin and courses

Last year, Fiona Gilfillan from East Lothian became the second student on our month-long intermediate course. It’s already proved to be hugely popular, with students coming from as far away as Brazil and Australia. Fiona’s decision to come on our intermediate course...

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Uisge beatha and wood

Uisge beatha and wood

Creating a successful woodworking business involves many things. You can read advice that former students have given here. But it can be about creating a brand for yourself based around one simple idea. That’s what David Hall has done by creating The Whisky Barrel...

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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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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