The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

12
Dec
2017

Turning success at the Red Cross

The Turners' Company had a prominent display of turned items at Guildhall as part of the Red Cross Christmas Market at the end of November.  Through the generosity of turners across the country we had a lot of stock to sell, which raised a grand total of £4,300 for the Red Cross.

2
Nov
2017

Lathe gifted to Chesham Grammar School

When Chesham Grammar School approached us to replace their unusable 1960’s lathe we were delighted to know our gift would ensure continuity for a school that leads in technology courses, specifically turning for GCSE Technology course work, and a 'learn to turn' club.

2
Nov
2017

The Magical Taxi Tour 2017

You don’t expect to meet too many celebrities at 5.30 on a Friday morning in damp East London but that is exactly where I met my celebrity, Harry Maceachen. Once more, it was my privilege to drive a cab for the Hackney Carriage Drivers’ Children’s Magical Taxi Tour to Disneyland Paris.

19
Oct
2017

City of London Corporation Livery Briefing

From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the September 2017 edition of the Livery Briefing, where you can find details and links to a host of livery related information. The City Briefings also listed here are aimed at introducing Liverymen and Freemen to the City of London Corporation.

3
Oct
2017

Shaun and Emma Stacey make history

New liveryman Shaun Stacey made his 26th international appearance for the England Shooting Team on the 9th September and made history with Emma by becoming the first father & daughter to represent their country in the same England sporting team.

3
Oct
2017

Turners go Clay Shooting

On Saturday 9th September 2017 the morning began circa 9.30 when members and guests began arriving at the Shooting Lodge of  E. J. Churchill’s Shooting Ground situated in the rolling Chiltern Hills, with 40 acres of landscaped grounds.

11
Sep
2017

Sally Burnett becomes a CAA member

Many congratulations to Sally Burnett, who has recently been invited to join Contemporary Applied Arts and was featured in their latest exhibition of new members. To become a CAA member, makers must demonstrate excellent knowledge of their material and exceptional skill in making.

11
Sep
2017

City of London Corporation Livery Briefing

From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the July 2017 edition of the Livery Briefing, where you can find details and links to a host of livery related information.

24
Jul
2017

2 Seconds in Shooting!

The annual Inter Livery Clay Shoot has now been running for 20 years and has become an important event in the Livery Calendar. The star of Turners’ Team was without doubt, Freeman Shaun Stacy who, in difficult conditions shot a magnificent 75 out of 80 clays to take 2nd place.

18
Jul
2017

New Designers Exhibition

The Turners' Company were delighted to sponsor the Building Crafts College's display at the New Designers Exhibition, Islington in July. Here, recent graduate Nic James displays a turned magnetic chess board.

17
Jul
2017

Bursary Award Winners

For 2017, the Turners Company offered bursaries worth up to a combined value of £10,000 to assist talented woodturners to develop their craft skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. Following an exceptional standard of entries, the Company are delighted to announce the winners.

13
Jul
2017

Turners Company Golf Day

The Company golf day was held at Woodcote Park Golf Club, Coulsdon Surrey with a turnout of 16 Liverymen and guests all challenging for prizes. Many congratulations go to Past Master Peter Ellis, and guest Marilyn Luson, worthy winners of the Company trophy and guest prize.

12
Jul
2017

The Bodgers Ball

The Bodgers' Ball is a fascinating event but not a Ball in any conventional sense. A three day festival of woodcraft demonstrations, courses and competitions, it is a celebration of all forms of green woodworking. Liveryman Katie Abbott had a particularly successful year and won three prizes.

28
Jun
2017

Lincoln Heritage Skills Festival

For the first time ever the City of London Livery Companies and Lincoln Cathedral joined together to celebrate traditional crafts and skills essential to the preservation of the Cathedral. In the Turners' marquee crowds marvelled at what can be produced on the lathe.

27
Jun
2017

City Livery Club’s Root and Branch Awards

The Judging Panel of the City Livery Club's “Root and Branch Award”, now in its 4th year, continues to discover exceptional Liverymen who have given of their time and talents to help others. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to our very own Master Emerita Penrose Halson.

19
Jun
2017

Turners’ Award at Cockpit Arts

The Company has sponsored studio space at Cockpit Arts in Deptford for Darren Appiagyei to develop his turning skills. Darren graduated in design and is now trying to make his way as a Turner. Here Darren shows newly appointed Howe Committee Chairman, Christopher Scott some of his recent work.

7
Jun
2017

City of London Corporation Livery Briefing

From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the May 2017 edition of the Livery Briefing, where you can find details and links to a host of livery related information.

5
Jun
2017

Election of Sheriffs for the City of London

The Shrieval addresses from the 2 candidates, Alderman Timothy Hailes JP, and Neil Redcliffe JP, have now been received and are presented here for your information.

24
Apr
2017

Liveryman Stuart King receives the Turners Company Gold Medal from the Master

Liveryman Stuart King received the Company Gold Medal at the Court Lunch on 23rd March. "Thank you, dear turners, for this recognition / It will surely elevate my egoic condition / And did I hear the ghost of Dick Whittington once more exclaim? / Turn again, turn again, turn again" Stuart King

10
Jan
2017

Bursary Awards Request for Applications 2017

For 2017, The Turners’ Company is offering one or more Bursaries, worth up to a combined value of £10,000, to assist talented woodturners to develop their craft skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. The deadline for applications is now closed. Winners will be announced soon.

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