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Stephen Barr Brexit cabinet Chippendale school

Brexit divides cabinet

Stephen Barr, one of our recent professional course graduates, first came to the school on a one-week introductory course. It’s a good way for potential professional woodworkers to see if they really do have sawdust in their veins. And if they do, and enrol onto our professional course, the introductory course fees are deducted. It’s …

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Paul Hartman Chippendale school

Woodwork calling

Paul Hartman was this year’s recipient of the Public’s Choice Award. It’s an award that is voted on by visitors to the school’s professional course graduation exhibition in Edinburgh. It’s a real accolade because those visitors are representative of the buying public. Paul, from Alberta, Canada already had construction and carpentry experience when he came …

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Ross Cunnison Chippendale school

Introductory professional

There are some people who just know that a professional woodworking course is absolutely what they want to do. Others, however, are not so sure. It may be that they’ve had no prior woodworking experience or lack design skills. But not to worry, because the Chippendale school doesn’t require experience or skill.  All we look …

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eion gibbs Chippendale school

Professional, intermediate

Eion Gibbs, who graduated from our professional course in June, was also our first intermediate course student. He first came to us on our month-long course while recovering from malaria. He’d been working as a film cameraman on two charitable projects, the Kilimanjaro Project and Trees 4 Kilimanjaro. Both charities are highlighting the environmental damage …

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Alex Stanton collection Chippendale school

Chippendale graduate honoured

A young Australian furniture designer who graduated from the Chippendale school professional course in June has been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious Young Furniture Makers Awards. Alex Stanton has been shortlisted, first, for his Shou Sugi Ban hall table in Ash (Design Award). The second shortlisting was for his sideboard in Rosewood and …

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Kent Turner Chippendale school

Stribh to overcome

Some students come to us straight from school, but many leave it a few years before enrolling at the Chippendale school. Many feel pressured to go into higher education and then into a job that they find unfulfilling. That’s when it becomes a choice between the conventional or following their dreams. We believe at the …

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