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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.

  • Chair Seating Club with Christine Brewster – SPRING to AUTUMN 2019 (7 sessions)

    The last Friday of every month from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - June 28th until December 20th.

    Book Now - From £10.00
  • Wood Carving Club with Dr Ernest Riall, PhD – SPRING to AUTUMN 2019 (7 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - July 9th until December 17th.

    Book Now - From £10.00
  • Wood Working (Intermediate/Advanced) with Phil Lyons – Wednesday AUTUMN 2019 (10 sessions)

    Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - September 9th until November 25th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Tuesday AUTUMN 2019 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - September 10th until November 26th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making (Introduction) with Grant Forsyth – Tuesday AUTUMN 2019 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - September 10th until November 26th.

  • Wood Working (Introduction) with Phil Lyons – Monday AUTUMN 2019 (10 sessions)

    Every Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - September 11th until November 27th.

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

    Every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - September 12th until November 28th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Home School Program – Wood Carving with Dr Ernest Rhiall, PhD – Thursday AUTUMN 2019

    Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - September 19th until November 21st.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Home School Program – Jewellery Making with Grant Forsyth – Friday AUTUMN 2019 (8 sessions)

    Every Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - September 20th until November 22nd.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Drawing and Painting with Heidi Ramsay – Tuesday AUTUMN 2019 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - October 8th until December 17th (excluding Oct. 21st).

    Book Now - From £250.00
  • Stained Glass (Introduction) with Lilian Shaw – Sunday AUTUMN 2019 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (except during school holidays) - September 27th until December 15th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Christmas Cards (Design and Creation) – Sunday AUTUMN 2019

    Every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - October 27th until November 24th.

    Book Now - From £150.00
  • Christmas Cards (Design and Creation) – Thursday AUTUMN 2019

    Every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - November 7th until December 5th.

    Book Now - From £150.00
  • Mosaic Art with Suzy Wright – AUTUMN 2019 (1 day)

    Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. - November 16th.

    Book Now - From £30.00
  • French Polishing and Traditional Wax Finishes with Nicolas Pinon – Special AUTUMN Course 2019 (5 days)

    Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. - 18 - 22 November

    Book Now - From £395.00
  • Mosaic Art with Suzy Wright – AUTUMN 2019 (1 day)

    Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. - December 7th.

    Book Now - From £30.00
  • Mosaic Art with Suzy Wright – AUTUMN 2019 (1 day)

    Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. - December 14th.

    Book Now - From £30.00
  • Wood Working (Introduction) with Phil Lyons – Monday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

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

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

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 7th until March 17th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making with Grant Forsyth – Tuesday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 7th until March 17th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Drawing and Painting with Heidi Ramsay – Tuesday WINTER 2020 (10 sessions)

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 7th until March 17th.

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

    Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 8th until March 18th.

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

    Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 9th until March 26th.

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

    Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 9th until March 26th.

    Book Now - From £275.00
  • Furniture Restoration with Paul Tear, MBE – Saturday WINTER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 11th until March 7th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Wood Carving with Ernest Riall, PhD – Saturday WINTER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 18th until March 14th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making with Grant Forsyth – Saturday WINTER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 18th until March 14th.

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

    Every OTHER Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 19th until March 15th.

    Book Now - From £100.00
  • Jewellery Making with Grant Forsyth – Wednesday WINTER 2020 (5 sessions)

    Every OTHER Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during school holidays) - January 8th until March 11th.

    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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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 LainĂ© – FRENCH UPHOLSTERY

Laurent LainĂ© – 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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