The Worshipful Company of Turners

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News

Eleanor Lakelin awarded a QEST Turners’ Company Scholarship

I was delighted to be awarded a QEST Scholarship in Autumn 2018 which has been possible with the support of the Worshipful Company of Turners and I am very proud to be known as a Turners’ Company Scholar. I applied for a grant in order to develop my understanding of working at a larger scale. Read more »

The Turners Company Livery Dinner

The Worshipful Company of Turners welcomed the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Peter Estlin and the Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Vincent Keaveny and The Honorable Liz Green, to their Livery Dinner held for the first time in the stunning Saddlers' Hall in the City of London. Read more »

Bursary Award Winner Danielle Flowers visits Ecole Escoulen

Using funding from her bursary award, Danielle travelled to France to Ecole Escoulen to improve her turning skills. "I can honestly say that my experience at Ecole Escoluen Tournage sur bois has been one of the most memorable and challenging ones of my woodturning career so far." Read more »

Public events

Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral and presentation of the Torchères

To commemorate the Company’s involvement with the restoration of the bells of the St Paul’s Cathedral, Master in Turning Stuart Mortimer, was commissioned to make a pair of prayer torchères for presentation to the Cathedral. The presentation will take place during Evensong at 5pm on 26th February. Read more »

Poetry in Practice

The first event for Poetry in Practice, is 'The Bigger Picture' a collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy to be held on 30th January at Apothecaries Hall, featuring Simon Callow CBE. Read more »

Make a spatula by London Green Wood

Time to make your own cooking utensils! Hone your knife skills in this workshop with one of London's best woodworkers and create a spatula and a butter knife to take home with you. Suitable for complete beginners or those who want to practise their knife skills. 12th January 10 - 15.00 Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

WCMPC card event for Junior and Renter Wardens

An Inter-Livery fun game of cards at Vintners’ Hall in support of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Charity. This event is to be held on Monday 11th February 2019 and is run primarily to allow Junior/Renter Wardens to get to know each other well ahead of their year as Master, guests also welcome. Read more »

Members only event

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet and Common Hall

The Richard Gardner Williams Banquet will be held on Wednesday 27th February at Skinners’ Hall.  The banquet is held in memory of the Company’s benefactor, Richard Gardner Williams whose legacy in 1931 provided the financial support to enable the Company to build and flourish. Read more »

Members only event

Court Dinner

All members of the Court and Masters Emeriti are invited, to join the Master, Wardens and their guests at the Court Dinner which will take place on Monday 28th January 2019 at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD, commencing at 6.45 pm for 7.15 pm. Read more »

Features

The Turners’ Consort

The Turners’ Company charity has commissioned a ‘consort’ of eight turned medieval-style recorders. Made by Tim Cranmore, one of the UK’s leading instrument makers, the Turners' Consort will be loaned to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for teaching and student performances. Read more »

History of church bells

Bells are amongst the smallest, largest and loudest of musical instruments. First cast over 5,000 years ago, bells become common in the medieval monasteries of Europe. In the City of London, the Turners’ Company is closely linked to the bells of St Paul’s Cathedral, Bow Church and St Lawrence Jewry. Read more »

Ghenadi Vasiliev – 2017 Bursary Winner

Ghenadi Vasiliev was awarded a Turners' Company Bursary in 2017. This enabled him to study with four of the world's leading woodturners: Rod Page and Mark Sanger in the UK; and Steve Sinner and Joe Meirhaeghe in the USA. Ghenadi describes his experience in this report. Read more »

About the Company

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. Read more »

The Master’s Letter

David Batchelor was elected Master Turner on Ascension day, May 10th 2018. He is the 349th person to be Master and possibly the first Man of Kent under our Charter of 1604. "I think shock and awe are the best ways to express my feelings". Read his letter here. Read more »

The Turner Magazine

The Turner is the annual magazine of the Turners' Company. Subjects include the Company and its members, the craft of turning, educational and charitable activities and the City of London. The July 2018 and earlier editions (2014-2017) are hosted on Issuu for easy on-line viewing. Read more »

Diary

January 28, 2019
  • Court Dinner
    January 28, 2019
    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    at Stationers Hall Court, Stationers Hall Ct, London, UK

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