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The art of brick building

The art of brick building

Learning to be a professional furniture designer and maker involves the acquisition of many skills, as well as the confidence to dream the impossible and make it happen. It’s a challenge for our students because our nine-month professional course is much shorter than...

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Visual creativity

Visual creativity

Every furniture school has to balance teaching students the skills they’ll need to be professional woodworkers with the creativity to design and make great furniture. It’s a balance that varies greatly between schools, with some establishments requiring students to...

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Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Earlier this month we celebrated Poland’s National Independence Day, with our Polish student Anna Retel. It’s a national holiday in Poland and this year marked the 100th anniversary of the country’s re-emergence as a sovereign nation after 123 years of partitions and...

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

The winner of our first term bedside cabinet project is Grant Anderson, originally from Zimbabwe, for the level of craftsmanship he displayed. Learning how to make a bedside cabinet project is an exercise in acquiring a whole range of  skills, including turning...

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Watch the birdie!

Watch the birdie!

It’s always good to plan ahead, particularly if it saves you money. So if you fully register with the Chippendale school for our 2019/20 professional course by the end of this month you’ll save £1,250 on your course fees. It’s a great Early Bird offer to turn your...

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Get your news here!

Get your news here!

Are you thinking about a career in fine furniture design and making? Have you ever wondered what goes on a furniture school, and whether to enroll on one of our introductory, intermediate or professional courses? If so, then sign up to receive our free monthly...

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Stand by your bedsides!

Stand by your bedsides!

Last week was a busy one at the Chippendale school with our students finishing off their first practical project – to design and make a bedside cabinet. All their pieces will be judged this week, with the three top-placed students winning quality hand tools – a very...

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Follow the Early Bird!

Follow the Early Bird!

Many people dream about a career in fine furniture design and making, and the Chippendale school is all about turning dreams into reality. So if you think that a career in fine woodworking is beckoning, we have a fantastic Early Bird offer…but which expires at the end...

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Good bedside manner

Good bedside manner

Like any sensible educational establishment, we always look closely at our curriculum to see where we can improve the teaching and learning experience. Rather than simply duplicate what we’ve always done, the Chippendale school is therefore always seeking to innovate,...

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Basketballs and sawdust

Basketballs and sawdust

Gordon Young from Edinburgh has a Masters degree in civil engineering from Heriot-Watt University so does therefore have the important first skill of technical drawing. It’s the first thing we teach on our professional course because if you can’t visualise a design in...

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Chippendale International School of Furniture, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JA, near Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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