Are you interested in the craft of fine furniture making? Would you like to build woodworking skills with the fun and creativity of learning something new? If so, apply for this amazing opportunity to get a fully funded space on the 4-week intermediate fine furniture making course at Chippendale International School of Furniture (no prior woodworking experience required).Read More
Next up in the students exhibiting at our 2022 Graduate Exhibition and Fine Furniture Sale is Group 3, taught by Andrew Cockerill.
These 5 talented woodworkers joined the Professional Course from across the globe, and have gone from strength to strength during their 9 month training at the Chippendale School.
Here you will get an insight into each soon-to-be-graduate’s professional background, inspirations, and style of woodworking.Read More
We are excited to announce Chippendale Schools 36th annual Graduate Exhibition and Sale in September 2021!
The school are thrilled to be hosting an array of fine furniture crafted by our students of the Professional Course over the last nine months, from Wednesday 8th September to Saturday 11th September.
Find out all of the details and what you can expect from our 2021 show in this blog…
A huge focus on interiors and our home environment over the past year means that 2021 is set to be an exciting year for woodworking.
We have all spent more time at home than ever and customers are becoming increasingly inspired by furniture that is multifunctional, sustainable and unique.
In this blog, we explore the biggest trends that have been shaping the woodworking industry in 2021…
It is easy to imagine that the woodworking industry (like many others today) could be ruled by machines in the not-so-distant future, but in fact, some handcrafting techniques simply cannot be replicated by tech. Then there is, of course, the joy that comes with knowing your handcrafted piece is a genuine one-off.
On the tech side of things, large projects and complex conceptual pieces can yield outstanding results with the help of CAD design software, laser woodcutters and more.
For these reasons, handcrafting and machine-led skills are both essential parts of learning the basic principles of woodworking at the Chippendale School.
In this blog, we explore some of the technical and handcraft elements that are fused to create stunning woodwork designs at the Chippendale School of Furniture…Read More
We are hosting our annual Graduate Exhibition & Sale this October in its 35th anniversary year.
Despite the upheaval caused by Covid-19, our Graduate Exhibition & Sale will be open daily from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th October, showcasing the fine furniture work crafted by students on the Professional Course over the last nine months. The course provides students with all the necessary skills to set up and run their own furniture business, covering everything from design techniques to marketing strategies.
Students this year include a former commodities trader who left behind a seven-figure salary to pursue furniture making and a GP with more than 25 years’ experience in health care.Read More