woodworking school

How our woodworking school came to be

An interview with Anselm Fraser, Chippendale School Founder

The Chippendale School was established in 1985. Taking us back in time before the woodworking school was born, can you tell us where your furniture making journey began?

AF: From a very young age, I was obsessed with working with my hands. I was not, and still am not, an academic person so school was not easy, particularly as I am heavily dyslexic. I recall many an afternoon hiding in the woodshop at school, whilst my classmates were on the sports fields. 

Victoria Meacham upholstery in progress

Upholstery 2020

We’re always looking to innovate at the Chippendale school.

From recently introducing our one-week introductory course and one-month intermediate course, to our fun and informative weekend woodturning courses.

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