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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 plan to offer courses in Rush Seating, Caning, and 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 Summer 2018 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

Click here for more information on our current course schedule.

  • Wood Working (Introduction) with Phil Lyons – Monday WINTER 2018 (10 sessions)

    Every Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 7th until March 18th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Tuesday WINTER 2018 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 8th until March 19th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Working (Intermediate/Advanced) with Phil Lyons – Wednesday WINTER 2018 (10 sessions)

    Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 9th until March 20th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Home School Program – Wood Carving – Thursday WINTER 2018 (8 sessions)

    Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 11th until March 8th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Thursday WINTER 2018 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 10th until March 21st.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Home School Program – Stained Glass – Friday WINTER 2018 (8 sessions)

    Every Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 11th until March 8th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making (Introduction) with Candace Pearce – Saturday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 12th until March 23rd.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Saturday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 12th until March 23th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Stained Glass (Introduction) with Lilian Shaw – Sunday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every other Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 13th until March 24th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making (Introduction) with Grant Forsyth – Wednesday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every other Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 16th until March 27th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear – Saturday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 19th until March 30th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Saturday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 19th until March 30th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear – Sunday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every other Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 20th until March 31st.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Sunday WINTER 2018 (5 sessions)

    Every other Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 20th until March 31st.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Home School Program – Pyrography – Thursday WINTER 2018

    Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except during school holidays) - March 14th until May 30th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Home School Program – Jewellery Making – Friday WINTER 2018 (8 sessions)

    Every Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - March 15th until May 31st.

    Book Now - From £100.00

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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Karen Wones – MOSAIC TILES

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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 Mills – PYROGRAPHY

Susan Mills – PYROGRAPHY

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Laurent LainĂ© – FRENCH UPHOLSTERY

Laurent LainĂ© – FRENCH 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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