Workshop: Linley Summer School

Linley Summer School 111

Monday 14 – Friday 18 August 2017

Following the success of the first Summer School in 2016, LINLEY returns to Messums Wiltshire in August 2017 for a week of making and design education with eight talented students.

The LINLEY Summer School will give a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a range of cabinet making and marquetry skills from master craftsmen. The week-long course will be taught by Jonathan Rose, marquetry expert and fine furniture maker for LINLEY since 1997, and William Warren, award-winning designer and draftsman, and former senior lecturer in furniture design at The CASS. The Summer School, which is being held at Messum’s Wiltshire, a magnificent Tithe Barn in Wiltshire, will also host a programme of guest lecturers and craftsmen.

“I had the privilege of being taught by the famed John Makepeace at Parnham House School for Craftsmen in Wood, a course that like so many has now sadly closed. It is my passionate belief that we should utilise the imaginative and creative resources of this country to their maximum potential and with workshop spaces and hands-on making courses disappearing at an alarming rate, I hope the LINLEY Summer School will be the beginning of an arts and crafts movement in the 21st Century.” 

David Linley, Founder and Chairman of LINLEY

170522_Linley_Flower_Show_279The Messums Wiltshire Patrons are supporting a place for one lucky person to join the LINLEY Summer School along with students selected from the best furniture colleges in the UK and Ireland and welcome CV applications from interested parties. 

If you would like to apply for the available place, please email your CV and images of your work along with a statement to

Deadline for applications 22nd July 2017.






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