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Welcome to the Wooburn Craft School Ltd.

Wooburn Craft School Ltd. delivers short classes in Furniture Restoration, Upholstery, Jewellery Making, Wood Working and Wood Carving. We also  offer courses in Rush Seating, Caning, and a number of weekday courses as well as a craft clubs.  New classes are being added all the time, so please check back in with us soon!

All of our tutors are seasoned professionals with years of experience both in the practice of their craft and in teaching their skills to others.

We now have our new Autumn 2020 schedule out so please look at our schedule for more details.

Also note that many of our classes sold out so if you are interested please contact us as soon as you can, as you may lose your place.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

SPECIAL COVID RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT

As with most businesses, The Wooburn Craft School has been closed for the past few months in responce to the Covid Crises.  We have taken this time to redecorate, reorganise and to make The Craft School a much safer place.  Some of the changes that we have added include:

  • Cleaning stations at various locations through the school to allow you to clean your hands, tools and utinsils
  • All work benches will be cleared and wiped down with anticeptic cleaners between classes.
  • Class sizes will now be limited  to 8 and double classes will be eliminated.
  • Face shields and gloves will be made available if you so desire.
  • Signs will be posted to remind everyone to stay safe.

Current Classes

Click here for more information on our current course schedule.

  • Wood Carving Evening Special Summer Series

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - July 21 - Aug 18.

    Book Now - From £125.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD (Introduction) – Special SUMMER Course 2020 (5 days)

    Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - August 17-21

    Book Now - From £250.00
  • Upholstrey with Kat Lyons Autumn 2020 – Monday

    Every Monday from 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 7 Sept to 16 Nov.

  • Beginning Woodworking Autumn 2020

    Every Monday from 6 pm to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 7 Sept to 16 Nov.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Woodcarving Tuesday Evening Autumn 2020

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 8 Sept - 17 Nov.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making Wednesday Autumn 2020

    Every OTHER Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 9 Sept - 4 Nov..

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Upholstery with Kat Lyons Autumn 2020 Thursday

    Every Thursday from 10 Sept to 19 Nov (except school holidays) All classes run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Carving Thursday Evenings Autumn 2020

    Every Thursday from 10 Sept to 19 Nov (except school holidays) All classes run from 6pm to 9:00 pm

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Furniture Restoration Autumn 2020 with Phil Lyons

    Every Friday from 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 11 Sept to 20 Nov.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Chair Seating Club Autumn 2020

    The First Friday of every month beginning with 4th of September. Each session starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 6:00pm

    Book Now - From £10.00
  • Wood Carving Saturday Autumn 2020

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 12 Sept - 14 Nov.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making Autumn 2020 Saturday Classes

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - 19 Sept - 21 Nov.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Stained Glass Autumn 2020

    Oct.11, 25, November 8, 22, December 6. (no classes on School Holidays), All classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

    Book Now - From £250.00
  • Two Day Introduction to Leather Work Autumn 2020

    Sat/Sun 31-Oct to 1-Nov. from 9:30 to 4:30

    Book Now - From £140.00

Our Tutors

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Lilian Shaw – STAINED GLASS AND APPLIQUE

Lilian Shaw – STAINED GLASS AND APPLIQUE

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Grant Forsyth – JEWELLERY MAKING

Grant Forsyth – JEWELLERY MAKING

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Simon Clement – MACHINE/ADVANCED CARVING TECHNIQUES

Simon Clement – MACHINE/ADVANCED CARVING TECHNIQUES

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Rishir Patel – Leather Work

Rishir Patel – Leather Work

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Ernest Riall, PhD (Principal Tutor) – WOOD CARVING

Ernest Riall, PhD (Principal Tutor) – WOOD CARVING

Ernest has studied with the leading woodcarvers in England and in France at Ecole Boulle. His passion is primarily focused on carving that is in the support of restoration of furniture while he is equally inspired by carving in support of artistic endeavours.

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Christine Brewster – CHAIR CANING AND RUSHING

Christine Brewster – CHAIR CANING AND RUSHING

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Pierre-Alain Le Cousin – FRENCH POLISHING AND WAX FINISHES

Pierre-Alain Le Cousin – FRENCH POLISHING AND WAX FINISHES

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Laurent Lainé – FRENCH UPHOLSTERY

Laurent Lainé – FRENCH UPHOLSTERY

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Heidi Ramsay – DRAWING AND PAINTING

Heidi Ramsay – DRAWING AND PAINTING

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Kat Lyons – UPHOLSTERY

Kat Lyons – UPHOLSTERY

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Paul Tear, MBE (Principal Tutor) – FURNITURE RESTORATION/MARQUETRY

Paul Tear, MBE (Principal Tutor) – FURNITURE RESTORATION/MARQUETRY

Paul Tear has over 40 years of furniture making and restoration experience. Beginning as an apprentice, Paul became enthused about the restoration process and soon worked his way up to head conservator for The Wallace Collection where his focus was on 18th Century French furniture.

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Phil Lyons – Restoration

Phil Lyons – Restoration

Phil has always been inclined toward woodwork and hand skills. He graduated from Bucks New University over ten years ago and since that time he has started and successfully built a furniture restoration business. During that time he has made a concerted effort to study all the different ways that furniture is made.

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Candace Pearce – JEWELLERY MAKING

Candace Pearce – JEWELLERY MAKING

In her role as tutor at Bucks New University, Candace has, in her 34 years teaching, inspired many of her students to win major design awards including Goldsmiths and Pewterers. Candace has experience in all of the basic areas of Jewellery Making. In addition to teaching the primary course at Bucks, Candace has taught many evening and short classes.

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