Jamie Furlong did the 50 week designer maker course with us in 2021. Previously, Jamie enjoyed yachting and has been able to take his career one step closer as a boat builder now.
Luke Evans joined us in 2021 from Australia, he studied the 50 Week Furniture Design and Makers course. Here, three main pieces are designed and made giving students a good all round knowledge of the skills needed to make high-end work.
Maquette making is a useful way of planning a project. It helps the maker to see if proportions and materials work well together on a model, often very small.
Joe Robinson completed a 50 Week Furniture Design & Makers’ course.
Here you can see the three projects he completed in his time with us.
Fascinated by different landscapes, Joe has been looking at Iceland in particular and has taken inspiration from skeiðarársandur river delta. Made from valchromat and hand carved for the texture.
Dates: 26th – 27th – 28th Oct 2022This weekend course is taught by expert maker and journalist Derek Jones.
Further details and images to follow shortly.
Next course: 8th-10th July 2022, 3 days. £400
Learn how to make a wooden plane. This will involve skills such as bandsawing, routing, drilling, shaping with a spokeshave, sanding and finishing.
Next course: 16th July 2022
Cost: £240 – 1 day
Steam bending is an ancient woodworking process which is found on every continent.
The 12 week course is intended as an introduction to furniture making and covers all the basics. After the course you only need practice, determination and imagination.
Start: 14th March & 5th September 2022 | Cost £7,500.
Robinson House Studio Workshop and surroundings tour and promotional video 2022.
The summer school course, 2023 (dates TBC), is intended as an introduction to furniture making and covers all the basic skills needed to become a successful maker. After the course you will only need practice, determination, and imagination! Cost £7,500.
Next Course: 3rd – 4th December 2022. Cost £295.
We are delighted to have Dickie join us to offer would be woodcarvers chance to explore this ancient art form with a master of the craft.
Next Course: Date TBC.
Jig and template-making one day course, £195.00
Learn how to make your own jigs and templates at this one-day course with Robinson House Studio’s senior tutor and master craftsman, Theo Cook.
The course covers making jigs by hand as well as the use of CAD programs, laser-cutter, and a CNC router.
The 24 week course covers all the same elements as the 12 week but allows more time to complete your projects, and will give you much needed practice whilst having support and advice when it is needed.
Start: 14th March & 5th September 2022 | Cost £12,500.
Crafted Conservation: John Makepeace OBE and Marc Fish
The artists introduce their practices, both deeply rooted in experimental material science. With thanks to Sarah Myerscough and her gallery.
Peter studied on the full time 50-week Furniture Making and Designing course. He says – “sessions with Marc really opened my eyes to different ways of approaching things.”
Christian Watson featured in Elle Deco, July 2021
This wonderful low table was designed and made here at the school by our 50 week student Jed. The table stands 380mm high and at its widest point is 1100mm in diameter.
Wilson Law, 50 week student at robinson house studio 2021 completed three excellent pieces of work.
Next courses: TBC. Cost: £295
Experience these amazing techniques and take your work to a different level! As laminating is more accurate than steam bending, it is ideal for combining sculptural work with fine cabinet making.
Next course: TBC, £195 for one day course.
This one-day introductory course is designed to help attendees understand and apply different approaches to veneering.
We’re delighted to be back up and running not only with lockdown easing and an awful lot of risk assessments under our belts but our new premises is finished and amazing!
Tegan Foley writes “Constantly striving to transcend the barriers of art, design, sculpture and furniture, this iconic piece by Marc Fish really does stand in a class of its own.”
With access to 3D printing for prototyping and a CNC machine, I was keen to use these facilities for my first project.
We were thrilled to see ex-student Anna Dugard’s wonderful console table featured in Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine. F&C is an industry stalwart, it focuses exclusively on fine furniture with the aim of promoting excellence in furniture making, so we are always delighted to see our students’ work showcased.
Japanese style joinery can be extremely complicated but there are occasions when simplicity and function come together to make the perfect form.
Next course: 2022 Dates TBC
Undoubtedly a singularly gifted and knowledgeable individual, it is reassuring to know that someone like Theo Cook is instructing and inspiring the next generation of furniture makers in their craft, as Martin Pim-Keirle discovers here.
Next Course: 15th – 16th – 17th Feb 2023.
This course is taught by expert maker Derek Jones. The key principles for building a cricket table are simplicity, necessity and ingenuity. Using just two types of joint it’s possible to create a robust structure from almost any species of wood that can be used to make a variety of different pieces of furniture.
Marc’s lesson on material science was one of the best lectures I have attended, it was inspiring and gave me many new ideas for mixing materials. Felix Wells.
Theo often shares his work and passion for woodworking on YouTube and has amassed a significant following over the years. Here we share with you some of his best videos with a short introduction to each.
Marc appeared in the Financial Times on September 20th 2019. The piece covered his design ethos and ambitions prior to showing with Todd Merrill at PAD London.
In the Newhaven studio of furniture-maker Marc Fish, Claudia Barbieri discovers how the designer bends wood to his will.
The six board chest is a design that is almost as old as the concept of furniture itself and is as relevant today as it has ever been.
Next course: TBC
Covering handtools, there will be practical sessions on planing, sawing and chiseling – forming the ideal starting point for cutting and fitting accurate joints.
Next course: Date TBC
Tim Evershed was recently featured as ‘One to Watch’ in a Homes and Garden magazine article during October 2017.
Why not buy your loved one a gift they will really appreciate, no more socks this Christmas!
Available as set amounts or for a specified course.
Having spent most of my working life as a draughtsman drawing fitted furniture I always knew I wanted to learn how to make furniture to the highest standard possible.
Chair in leather, aluminium, and leather Read our latest update on Christian Watson’s career here. Having left school to join the creative industry, I wasn’t sure where to start. After researching areas, I was interested in I found that Marc’s
Next course: 14th – 18th November 2022.
An introduction to handtools and furniture making. No previous experience is required, just plenty of enthusiasm!
Sign-up for a one week taster course before committing to a full time 12, 24 or 50 week course and receive the one week course fee refunded against the cost of the longer course.
Here are some of the student testimonials we have collected over the years.