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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

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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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Will Streule, MIOC

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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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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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