Here are some of the student testimonials we have collected over the years.
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 courses and ‘robinson house studio’ were exactly what I was looking for as I wanted to explore various elements of design within the industry. When I found Marc’s course online we had a long chat about what I can achieve within the course, what his work entails, his design philosophy and teaching method. It was an easy choice after that to sign up as the course undoubtedly offered more than other courses I found. It was that day that I signed up to the two-year course without any hesitation. Two years gave me the freedom to experiment, and design the pieces that I wanted to make. I would like to thank everyone at RHS for their dedicated support along the way, helping me achieve my goals. As I now pursue a career in furniture design, I am confident that my learning at RHS has put me in a great place for the future.
Prior to my time at robinson house studio I had worked as a carpenter both on site and in a workshop. I realised I wanted to pursue making bespoke fine furniture and felt that a course with Marc at the studio offered in-depth cabinet making tuition as well as the opportunity to explore design. It certainly proved to be an exciting environment to be a part of, with emphasis on contemporary design and the use of innovative new materials and techniques.
My year course at Robinson House Studio has been a very valuable experience thanks to the high quality learning environment that Marc Fish offers to his students. Marc adapts his teaching to each individual according to their skills and confidence, taking care of our progress with infinite patience. I found Marc’s passionate approach to furniture design & making a vibrant artistic echo to explore my own creative expectations, and to turn my design ideas into consistent furniture pieces. I appreciated the flexibility of the structure, the quality of the machines and the true support from a complementary and experienced staff. Inspiring, serious and dedicated would describe the courses offered at ‘robinson house studio’.
Having worked in Software Engineering for a lifetime, I wanted to develop practical skills with tangible results and hopefully make something I could be proud of. The course has provided me with an insight into the exacting standards necessary to create fine furniture and is equipping me with the key skills. I have particularly enjoyed Marc’s enthusiasm for the design elements, his encouragement to challenge traditional design and to be open to a breadth of inputs/influences.
I followed Marc’s 12 week course and am delighted with what I learned and achieved. Marc is an excellent teacher. He is thorough and patient and adapts his advice well to the ability and confidence of each and every student.
During my time at Robinson house studio I learnt how to combine traditional making techniques with modern design.