Luke Evans

Luke Evans, 50 week student from Australia, robinson house studio

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.

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Maquette Making

RHS Maquettes

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.

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Joe Robinson

50 week student, Joe Robinson's Carved Box

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.

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Three Legged Stool

Dates: 26th – 27th – 28th Oct 2022This weekend course is taught by expert maker and journalist Derek Jones.
Further details and images to follow shortly.

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Laminating Weekend Class

Laminating Weekend Class

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.

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Making Jigs & Templates

Andrew Strickland RHS cabinet making student

Next Course: 28th May 2022.
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.

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12 Week Furniture Makers’ Course

12 Week Furniture Makers’ Course

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.

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12 Week Summer School 2022

12 week courses

16th May – 5th August 2022
The summer school course 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.

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Wood Carving with the Wood Warlock

Dickie Baugh, the Wood Warlock, woodcarver

Next Course: 25th – 26th June 2022,
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.

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Make a Wooden Hand Plane with Theo Cook

How to make a wooden hand plane weekend

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.

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24 Week Furniture Makers’ Course

24 Week Furniture Makers’ Course

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.

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Peter Oates

Peter Oates 50 week course student

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.”

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Jed Corbett

Jed Corbett a 50 week student at Robinson House-Studio, furniture design courses

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.

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Wilson Law

Wilson Law, writing desk, 2021 Robinson House Studio

Wilson Law, 50 week student at robinson house studio 2021 completed three excellent pieces of work.

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Veneering One Day Course

Josh-Wilton-box-RHS-student

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.

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Anna Dugard

Anna Dugard's Nahas Console Table

With access to 3D printing for prototyping and a CNC machine, I was keen to use these facilities for my first project.

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Anna Dugard feature in F&C Magazine

F&C article on Anna Dugard's Nahas Console Table

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.

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Japanese Toolbox with Derek Jones

Japanese Toolbox with Derek Jones

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
Cost: £295

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Theo Cook in Profile

Theo Cook in Profile

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.

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Cricket Table

Derek Jones at Robinson House Studio

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.

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Felix Wells

Felix Wells studied at robinson house studio

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.

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Theo Cook on YouTube

Desk for Lady Bath, made from English Yew wood by Theo for Senior and Carmichael

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.

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FT: PAD London 2019

FT: PAD London 2019

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.

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Gift Vouchers

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.

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Gary Adams

Gary Adams dressing table

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.

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Christian Watson

Christian Watson chair

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

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An Introduction to Handtools and Furniture Making

one week taster tray making

28 Feb-4 Mar 2022, 11-15 April 2022 & 20-24 June 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.

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