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Cabinet still divided

Cabinet still divided

The result of the European election showed that Britain is as divided as ever on the vexed question of Brexit. Strong opinions are held on all sides of the debate.  Should the UK renegotiate Brexit, hold a second referendum, or leave the EU without a deal? Stephen...

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Sycamore space

Sycamore space

Fiona Gilfillan from East Lothian became the second student on our newly-introduced month-long intermediate course. She enjoyed it so much that she enrolled on our 2018/19 professional course, and is shortly to graduate with flying colours. She’s just finished a...

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A mirror to Chaucer

A mirror to Chaucer

It’s an enigmatic mirror that packs a powerful message. The mirror, in white oak, carries the words, “The lyf so short” across its top, and, “The craft so long to lerne” across the bottom. Steve Tripp from Minnesota saw the quote above a mantlepiece in his native USA,...

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French polish

French polish

Alex Williams, our second intermediate course student this month, has now left us to return to her home in the south of France. In her month with us she made a beautiful oak desk with two drawers, with an open middle space to store a laptop computer. She lives in an...

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Shades of golden mirror

Shades of golden mirror

It’s a mirror that reflects a real talent for woodcarving. It’s the work of professional course student John Vaughan from the west of Ireland, who has long had a keen interest in woodworking. During his year with us, John has demonstrated a very high standard of...

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Standing for prayers

Standing for prayers

Tom Smyth is a professional course student who finds inspiration in unusual places. His last project was a majestic and monumental steam-bent oak garden bench. It was inspired by work he carried out on the roof of a listed 400-year-old timber framed barn in Hampshire....

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Supporting fine woodworking

Supporting fine woodworking

We’re delighted to announce that one of our evening receptions in Edinburgh is being kindly supported by Turcan Connell, a leader in legal and tax advisory services. “We’re extremely grateful for this support, and from such a prestigious firm as Turcan Connell,” said...

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Renowned designer joins our team

Renowned designer joins our team

When you want to teach furniture design, you take on the very best furniture designer. That’s why we’re so delighted to announce that the internationally-renowned Ben Dawson is joining the Chippendale team as Design Tutor. He will also have a secondary role supporting...

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A parliamentary guest of honour

A parliamentary guest of honour

We’re delighted that Martin Whitfield MP is to be guest of honour at our professional course graduation next month. Martin was elected to the East Lothian constituency at the last election. We know he’ll be impressed by the great pieces of furniture that our students...

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Reflections

Reflections

It’s the end of our annual gilding fortnight and our professional course students have made some wonderful stuff. Rachel Faulkner from Newcastle has once again shown herself to have very real artistic talent. She’s well into carving a pair of intertwined hands for her...

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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