About the Company
One of the oldest Livery Companies in the City of London, the Turners’ Company was already a guild in the 12th Century. To this day the Company continues to celebrate and support the ‘art or mysterie’ of turning.
Showcasing the best contemporary and traditional turning, the first Wizardry in Wood exhibition was held by the Company in 2004 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of its Royal Charter.
The Turners Company is pleased to offer one or more Bursaries worth up to a combined value of £10,000 to assist talented turners to achieve or develop their professional aspirations and to enhance their future career opportunities.
This Summer sees the opening of a new exhibition, 'Slow Turning' featuring leading contemporary artists working in wood, willow and natural fibres, and the launch of Eleanor's new online gallery at www.eleanorlakelin.co.uk.
We are delighted to announce that Freeman Ray Key, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM), and Assistant Bill O'Leary has been awarded the Queens Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM). Many congratulations to both.
Many congratulations to Liveryman and Turner Joey Richardson, who has won this years prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Award.
Chelmer Valley Woodturners are hosting a seminar day with Seamus Cassidy and would like to invite Turners members to join them for the day on Sunday 23rd August.
The Friends of St George are arranging a battlefield tour to Normandy over the period 7-10 September 2015. This was clearly a popular choice for those of who went to Ypres in 2013 and Turners members are invited to join the tour this year.
Freemen of the City of London exercise their ancient right to drive sheep across London Bridge this year on Sunday 27th September.
Turners with even a passing interest in fly fishing can take great pride in the Company’s association with the Ustonson Dynasty: Royal Warrant Holders and suppliers of fishing tackle to three British monarchs, George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria.
William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett- Coutts was Master of the Turners’ Company for two years, from May 1888 to May 1890. When only 30, he married the Baroness, who was then 67 years old. Queen Victoria was outraged, calling it the mad marriage.
In 2011 an early Bronze Age, 4000 years old cist burial chamber was discovered on Dartmoor. Inside were the cremated remains of a female and, almost uniquely for this period, well preserved grave goods including four lathe-turned ear studs.
Slow Turning Exhibition
July 11, 2015 to August 22, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Bluecoat Display Centre, The Blue Coat Display Centre, College Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3DS, United Kingdom
AWGB Seminar 2015
August 7, 2015 to August 10, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am at Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU, United Kingdom
Seamus Cassidy Seminar Day
August 23, 2015
10:00 am - 4:30 pm at Mountnessing Village Hall, Essex, United Kingdom
The Friends of St George's Battlefield Tour to Normandy
September 7, 2015 to September 11, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am at Caen, France
Finance and Standing Committee
September 9, 2015
11:30 am - 4:00 pm at The Skinners Hall, 8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP, United Kingdom
Decorex International 2015 featuring Eleanor Lakelin
September 20, 2015 to September 23, 2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Syon Park, Greater London, UK
Agincourt 600 Gala Banquet
September 22, 2015
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm at Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH, United Kingdom
Woolmen's Sheep Drive 2015
September 27, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm at London Bridge, London, United Kingdom
Election of Lord Mayor
September 29, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH, United Kingdom
Court and Livery Lunch
October 1, 2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm at The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ, United Kingdom
Reflections of the Lord Mayor, Dame Fiona Woolf
October 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Little Ship Club, Bell Wharf Lane, Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TB, United Kingdom
St Bride's Church Olsen Lecture
October 5, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU, United Kingdom