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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 WINTER (JAN – MARCH) 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!


Current Classes

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  • Drawing and Painting with Heidi Ramsay – Tuesday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - March 24th until June 16th.

    Book Now - From £250.00
  • Jewellery Making with Grant Forsyth – Tuesday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - March 24th until March 16th.

    Book Now - From £250.00
  • Upholstery with Kat Lyons – Monday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Monday from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - March 30th until June 22nd.

  • Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 18th until June 20th.

  • Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear, MBE – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 18th until June 20th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Sunday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 19th until June 21st.

  • Wood Working (Introduction) with Phil Lyons – Monday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 20 until June 29.

    Book Now - From £275.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Tuesday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 21 until June 30.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Working (Intermediate/Advanced) with Phil Lyons – Wednesday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - March 25th until June 17th.

    Book Now - From £275.00
  • Jewellery Making (Introduction) with Grant Forsyth – Wednesday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 22 until July 1.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Thursday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 23rd until July 2nd.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Upholstery with Kat Lyons – Thursday SUMMER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 23rd until July 2nd.

  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 25 until June 27.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making (Introduction) with Candace Pearce – Saturday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - April 25 until June 27.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Stained Glass (Introduction) with Lilian Shaw – Sunday SUMMER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - May 26th until July 26th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • French Polishing and Traditional Wax Finishes with Nicolas Pinon – Special SUMMER Course 2020 (5 days)

    Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - July 6th until 10th.

    Book Now - From £395.00
  • Marquetry (Introduction) with Paul Tear, MBE – Special SUMMER Course 2020 (5 sessions)

    Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - July 13th until July 17th.

    Book Now - From £325.00
  • 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. - July 20th until July 24th.

    Book Now - From £275.00

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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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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Susan Millis – PYROGRAPHY

Susan Millis – PYROGRAPHY

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Suzanne Wright – MOSAIC ART

Suzanne Wright – MOSAIC ART

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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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Gregory Cupitt-Jones (Principal Tutor) – UPHOLSTERY

Gregory Cupitt-Jones (Principal Tutor) – UPHOLSTERY

Greg Cupitt-Jones acts both as an advisor to the school and as a Principal Tutor. Greg has been running Cottage Upholstery, a very successful upholstery business in a small rural workshop in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire for over 24 years.

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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 – WOOD WORKING

Phil Lyons – WOOD WORKING

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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