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Arguing wood, not university

Arguing wood, not university

This week sees sixth formers in England finding out their A Level results. For some, that means getting into their university of choice. For many others, it means accepting a place at a second or third choice university. And for those with poorer results, it means not...

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Desk, chair and triangles

Desk, chair and triangles

The Chippendale school welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds on our introductory, intermediate and professional courses. But Giuseppe Merlino from near Milan is the first post-doctoral researcher in microbiology that we’ve ever had. It underlines how fine...

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High seas and DNA

High seas and DNA

Oli Juliusson from Hafnarfjardur in Iceland was a fisherman for ten years, before deciding on a change of career. Oli first came across the Chippendale school on the internet and says that it seemed “authentic and real.” The pieces that Oli made during his year with...

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Sign up to a cheaper Chippendale

Sign up to a cheaper Chippendale

A very small number of places remain for our professional course which starts in October. And for students coming to us from outside the UK, that’s very good news. Because the UK pound is weak due to Brexit uncertainty, our fees have become almost 10% cheaper for some...

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Kumiko, asanoha and a cup of tea

Kumiko, asanoha and a cup of tea

Christian Burt from Portland, Oregon was our Student of the Year. He had previously worked on an organic farm growing a variety of soft fruits. Before that, he studied photography, but really saw it only as a hobby. Christian came to us with no training or experience...

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Naked reflection

Naked reflection

It’s been a great year at the Chippendale school, with our professional course students making some wonderful pieces. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at some of the best of the best. First up is Rachel Faulkner from Newcastle whose previous career was in the...

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Future, past

Future, past

It was once a functional hut from which shepherds could keep an eye on their flocks. But the shepherd’s hut is now firmly back in fashion. Eion Gibbs, who runs Belladrum Woodworking, has completed one for a client in Southampton. He’s only just graduated and the hut...

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Be yourself, not a version of yourself

Be yourself, not a version of yourself

Anselm Fraser, the school's principal, writing in The Woodworker magazine A common mistake that many woodworkers make is to spend too much time trying to create originality. The fact is that originality is over-rated.  Instead, the advice I give to my woodworking...

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Learning from each other

Learning from each other

Anselm Fraser, principal, The Chippendale International School of Furniture, writing in The Woodworker magazine. I’ve been teaching furniture design and making for well over 30 years, so you might think that I know everything there is to know. But while my aim has...

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Inspired by you

Inspired by you

Anselm Fraser, principal, The Chippendale International School of Furniture, 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...

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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