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Welcome to the Wooburn Craft School Ltd.

Wooburn Craft School Ltd. delivers short classes in furniture restoration, upholstery, jewellery making, woodworking and woodcarving. 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 Winter 2017 schedule out and in addition to our other classes, Our new additions – Stained Glass were both well received and will be continued.  Please look at our schedule for more details.

Please 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.

  • Mosaic Art Taster Class November

    From 9 am to 4 pm 26 November 2017

    Book Now - £50.00
  • Saturday Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD Winter

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Saturday; Jan 6, Jan 20, Feb 3, March 3, March 17

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Introduction to Jewelry Making – Winter Saturdays

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Saturday; Jan 6, Jan 20, Feb 3, March 3, March 17.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Introduction to Stained Glass Sunday Winter

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Sunday - Jan 7, Jan 21, Feb 4, March 4, March 18.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Mosaic Art – Winter Sunday

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Sunday from Jan 7 to March 18 (excluding School Holidays)

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Introduction to Woodworking – Winter Monday

    From 6 pm to 9 pm, every Monday; Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5 Feb 19, Feb 26, March 5, March 12, March 19.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Winter Tuesday

    From 6 pm to 9 pm, every Tuesday; Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, Feb 27, March 6, March 13, March 20.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Intermediate/Advanced Woodworking – Winter Wednesday

    From 6 pm to 9 pm, every Wed; Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, March 7, March 14, March 21

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD Winter Thursday

    From 6 pm to 9 pm, every Thursday; Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Winter Saturday

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Saturday; Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 24, March 10, March 24

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear Saturday Winter

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Monday Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 24, March 10, March 24.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Upholstery with Greg Cuppit-Jones – Winter Sunday

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Sunday - Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 25, March 11, March 25.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear Sunday Winter

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Sunday Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 25, March 11, March 25.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear Monday Winter

    From 9 am to 4 pm, every other Monday Jan 15, Jan 29, Feb 26, March 12, March 26.

    Book Now - £250.00
  • Pyrography Taster Class January

    From 9 am to 4 pm Monday 22 January 2018

    Book Now - £50.00

Our Tutors

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Lilian Shaw – Stained Glass and Applique

Lilian Shaw – Stained Glass and Applique

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Principal Tutor – Ernest Riall, PhD – 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

Karen Wones – Mosaic Tiles

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Pierre-Alain Le Cousin

Pierre-Alain Le Cousin

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Susan Mills

Susan Mills

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Laurent Lainé – French Upholstry

Laurent Lainé – French Upholstry

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Principal Tutor – Gregory Cupitt-Jones – 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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Principal Tutor – Paul Tear, MBE – Restoration/Marquetry

Principal Tutor – Paul Tear, MBE – 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 – Jewelry Making

Candace Pearce – Jewelry 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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