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

Luke Evans

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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50 week student, Joe Robinson's Carved Box

Joe Robinson

Joe completed a 50 Week Furniture Design & Makers' course During this course students complete three projects, here are the three projects Joe completed in his time with us. Carved box Fascinated by different landscapes, Joe has been looking at Iceland in particular and has taken inspiration from ...
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Peter Oates 50 week course student

Peter Oates

Peter studied on the full time 50-week Furniture Making and Designing course Before studying at RHS, Peter was running an international recruitment company, focussed on technology sectors "When researching courses, I was struck by the freshness of approach with Robinson House, the catalogue of previous students' work, the ...
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Jed Corbett a 50 week student at Robinson House-Studio, furniture design courses

Jed Corbett

This wonderful low table was designed and made here at the school by our 50 week student Jed. Jed Corbett a 50 week student at Robinson House Studio Jed says "The inspiration for this project came from wanting to explore how natures treasures such as gold are hidden ...
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Wilson Law, writing desk, 2021 Robinson House Studio

Wilson Law

Wilson Law completed the 50 week furniture maker and designer course with us at robinson house studio in 2021. Prior to joining robinson house studio, Wilson was working in events and operations in a bustling central London conferencing centre. The work was predominantly managing events and providing audio/visual ...
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Anna Dugard's Nahas Console Table

Anna Dugard

Anna recently graduated from our 50-week Design and Makers course. In a recent article in Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine, Anna says: I enjoyed the traditional woodworking skills but came into my element once I had the creative freedom to work with mixed materials and experiment with new processes.With ...
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Felix Wells studied at robinson house studio

Felix Wells

Drinks Cabinet by Felix Wells. Felix joined us instead of doing a work placement year whilst doing an Industrial Design degree at Brunel University. Felix completed a 50 week course with us at robinson house studio and then returned to do his last year at Brunel.  Marc’s lesson ...
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Tom Darby

Occasional table, Indian inked sycamore and hammered brass Drinks cabinet in brown oak, rippled maple, gold leaf and copper Tom creating his hammered brass table top ...
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Josh Milton

Coffee table, laminated walnut veneer Josh joined us after graduating with a 1st degree in 3D design. Our course was a great way to apply what he'd learned to furniture making and expand on his knowledge and making skills. We are delighted to say Josh has won employment ...
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Richard Kitchen

Turntable console, American black walnut and aluminium "After researching a number of schools and facilities there was only one that appeared to offer the contemporary design focus, mixed materials and disciplines I needed to achieve my design and making ambitions. Robinson house studio did not disappoint. The quality ...
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Stuart Hartigan

Hi-Fi stand, walnut When I first started thinking about joining the school I really just hoped that I would be able to improve my woeful woodwork skills.  I signed up for the week long taster course to work out whether it was for me and that really helped ...
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Video testimonial with student James Dabell

Recent graduate James Dabell tells us all about his time at robinson house studio, what he got from the course, and what he enjoyed most ...
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Alex Clough-Whelan

Rosewood desk I started the one year furniture making course directly after finishing my levels. Having had no experience in woodworking, I was somewhat overwhelmed at first. It didn’t take long, however, for me to settle in and realise I had made the right decision. The course’s syllabus ...
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Laurent Peacock

Sika console table in rippled sycamore, Australian oak, and carbon fibre I did a design degree ages ago, and decided when I finished that degree that maybe it wasn’t quite what I wanted to get into, it was really competitive. So I ended up taking a very different ...
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Martin Bell

Box with herringbone pattern in wenge As a joiner with a background in design, I have always loved to make things, having an idea and bringing it to life, often then deciding that I could have made it slightly better if I just tweaked it a little here ...
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Sally Banks Sideboard

Sally Banks

Blackened ash and bleached walnut low table After discovering a passion for woodwork I made the terrifying decision to pursue quite a dramatic career change. I visited several training providers but within a few minutes of being at RHS I knew that this was the workshop I needed ...
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Martin Jelinek

Side/hall table in walnut, anigre, ebony I started my 50 week course after nearly four decades working in I.T. I have always liked making things and a furniture creation course seemed like the ideal way to improve my skills and to do something I would really enjoy. Marc’s ...
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Michel Tellings

Desk Zebrano and rosewood Coming from a business background I was a complete newcomer to woodworking and cabinet-making. Enrolling on Marc Fish's training program was a bit of a leap in the dark mainly inspired by my wish to create something by using traditional techniques.  After having completed ...
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Simon Robson

Side table in walnut, bronze and bog oak I wanted to take the chance to say that it's been a steep learning curve that I took, and I questioned it constantly. I truly can say that without the style of teaching, the passion and the knowledge you offer ...
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Richard Warmisham

Chest of drawers in fumed oak and red Corian I came to furniture making later in life than most fellow students on my course. Having left a career in political research I signed up for the fifty week designer maker course to pursue a long held desire to make ...
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Video testimonial with student Fabio Guselli

Ex-student Fabio Guselli lets us know all about why he chose to study with us, what he thought of the course, and shares his experience of studying here ...
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Ola Leander

Desk in walnut, paint, and steel I had been working in construction for almost ten years when I decided to steer towards furniture. After having done that for a few years, I reached a plateau. I did not develop my skills as I had hoped to. Deciding to change ...
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Thibaut Degenne

Columbus cigar humidor in rosewood, ebony, glass, Spanish cedar, and pau Amarillo 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 ...
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Gordon White

Bedside cabinet - one of a pair in rippled sycamore 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 ...
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Kris Lamba

Coffee table in imbuia, bronze, rippled sycamore For me personally, conceiving and making furniture is about so much more than being a wood worker. I've always had a strong appreciation for design and after an informal chat with Marc, it was clear that his course was far more ...
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Nigel Rose

Spider table in walnut & glass I completed a short course with Marc with a specific aim of defining how to turn a long standing idea into reality. However what I came away with was much more than I ever expected. This is partly due to Marc's philosophy ...
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Lubica Patekova

Sputnik1 Stool, 4000 year old bog oak I had completed one year of furniture design and maker’s diploma at Robinson House Studio (Marc Fish) at Brighton. Prior to embarking on the course, my background experience and academics was in architecture. I had graduated from Slovak University of Technology ...
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Chris Coane

Desk in ebonised oak, copper, and leather Chris joined us after doing degree in product design. He was looking to get practical experience in the actual making of furniture. Chris has now started his own cabinet making business and started by renting a bench space from us. www.coaneandco.com ...
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Rhys Gillard

Walnut bench After 10 years building scenery for theatre I decided to change careers and attended the 12 week fine furniture making course with Marc ...
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Darren Hancock

Record turntable cabinet in walnut and birch I joined 'robinson house studio' on the fifty-week course with a real desire to get hands-on making experience and to build-up a portfolio of projects that would take me onto the next step as a designer/maker ...
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Dan Ryder Cook

During my time at Robinson house studio I learnt how to combine traditional making techniques with modern design ...
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Tim Evershed

Pair of boxes I was working at a luxury yacht building company when I decided I wanted to develop my hand skills, and after musing over a few different 12 week courses, I decided that Marc’s looked the most comprehensive. When I went to visit the workshop for ...
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James Linard

Low table, oak and concrete I worked for many years in Theatre production, as a scenic artist. It was a very varied and interesting job in which I learnt a lot about design and construction and developed a keen interest in furniture and interiors. This interest and my ...
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Student work at robinson house studio

Adam Attewell

Credenza pear and fumed oak Spending a year at Robinson House Studio instilled a confidence in my ability as a craftsman. I chose to come do a course instead of taking a more conventional approach to higher education like University. It helped me to develop a unique set ...
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Chris Funnell

Red acrylic and wenge cabinet When Chris came to us after 20 years of making furniture, he wanted to create the kind of furniture he had dreamed of. After a 40 week course Chris has set up his own business and you can view his work at www.chrisfunnell.co.uk. Chris ...
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Christopher Richards

Mobius light Having spent the last 30+ years working as an architect, I was keen to branch out into both designing and making things. I looked around for a suitable course and Marc Fish’s studio at robinson house was the clear choice. The combination of traditional skills and ...
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Video testimonial with student Alex Clough-Whelan

Alex Clough-Whelan, ex-50 week student, shares his thoughts about his time at robinson house studio, why he chose to study here, and his favourite piece ...
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Gary Adams dressing table

Gary Adams

Dressing table in rippled sycamore 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. I decided to start with a taster course of one week and soon realised ...
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Christian Watson chair

Christian Watson

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 courses and ‘robinson house studio’ were exactly what ...
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Video testimonial with student Felix Wells

Ex-student Felix Wells tells us what it was like to study with us during his sandwich year at university, and the benefits of having the school so close to Brighton ...
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