Something that is really important to us at robinson house studio is making sure our students are ready to start their careers when they leave us.

Whether they want to start their own making business, or find employed work as a maker, we provide lots of support to set you up for success after finishing the course. You can read about some of our past students’ careers here

Marc Fish leading a talk

Business Sessions

Students have regular business sessions with Marc, where we cover topics including starting your own business, setting up a workshop, marketing and finding a niche, what is expected of you as an employed maker, and interviews and tests. 

As Marc is currently working in the industry he is in a great position to share insights into the current industry and give guidance on the path you might want to take, or what you might specialise in.

Workshop at Marc Fish, Robinson House Studio, Newhaven, East Sussex

Trips to Commercial Workshops

Our workshop is in a purpose built building with leading-edge  machines inc. table saws, laser cutters, 3D printers, routers, and the best dust extractors possible!

We do take students on many trips while studying with us, and we always enjoy visiting other commercial workshops, like Silverlining and The Edward Barnsley Workshop.

This is a great opportunity for students to see how other large-scale, commercial workshops are run, and if it’s something they’d like to be a part of in the future.

Graduate Exhibition

Every year, we bring our graduates to exhibit at New Designers, the annual graduate design exhibition held in London.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to participate in what may be their first exhibition, and to practice speaking to the public about your work.

Many influential industry professionals attend the exhibition to seek out new talent, so students are encouraged to treat it as a real networking opportunity to take their career forward.

This year’s furniture shows runs from 5th – 8th July 2023.
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