The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

News

The Platinum Jubilee Bowl

Made by George Shapland, the Platinum Jubilee Bowl was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Turners to be auctioned at the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch in aid of service charities as part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Read more »

Bursary Awards for 2022, apply now!

In 2022 the Turners’ Company is offering Bursaries to help talented turners develop their skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. Applicants need to present a clear plan of how the award will advance their work and raise the profile of the craft. Read more »

Assistant Jeremy Field New Year’s Honours Recognition

Congratulations to Court Assistant Jeremy Field who has been recognised with an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen's 2022 New Year's Honours for his service to the funeral profession during the pandemic. Read more »

Public events

Collect Art Fair, London

Collect is one of the world’s most influential fairs focusing on contemporary craft and design and living artists, and takes place each year at Somerset House in the heart of London. Collect will take place from 25-27 February 2022 with previews on 23-24 February 2022. Read more »

Rescue Mission: which endangered crafts should we save?

Online lecture hosted by Crafts Magazine on 24th January: Making traditions are an inherent part of our collective heritage, but as society and technology advances, some inevitably become at risk of dying out. How do we decide what’s an essential part of our culture? Read more »

FOG Design & Art Fair

The eighth edition of FOG Design+Art will take place January 20–23, 2022 at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco. The exhibition features Eleanor Lakelin, QEST Scholar and a previous winner of the Cockpit Arts, Turners' Company Award. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Spring Dinner

This year the Spring Dinner will be held at Barber Surgeons' Hall on Wednesday 13th April 2022 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. This dinner provides members with the opportunity to invite spouses, partners, family and friends to enjoy the conviviality of a Turners’ evening. Read more »

Members only event

RPT AGM and Craft Meeting

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO ONLINE. Open to all Company members, please book if you are interested to attend, and a link will be emailed to you nearer the time. Read more »

Members only event

Common Hall and Richard Gardner Williams Banquet

The Master and the Wardens wish to invite you to the Richard Gardner Williams Banquet to be held on Thursday 24th February at Saddlers’ Hall. The banquet is held in memory of the Company’s benefactor, Richard Gardner Williams, whose legacy in 1931 provided the Company with financial support. Read more »

Features

Lady Gertrude Crawford, a remarkable turner

Lady Gertrude Eleanor Crawford was borne into an aristocratic family of turners but established her own mark as a lady turner at a time in history when it was very much a man’s world but proved she was as good as any of them. She was recognised by the Turners’ Company for her skill as […] Read more »

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 »

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

Melissa Scott was elected Master Turner on Ascension day, May 21st 2020, becoming the second lady Master Turner in 400 years. Technology has moved on since then to enable a virtual election via zoom which was very successful. 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 2020 edition is available to view now online. Read more »

Diary

February 1, 2022
February 11, 2022
  • Inter-Livery Quiz
    February 11, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    at Bakers Hall, 7 Harp Ln, London EC3R 6DP, UK

February 15, 2022
February 16, 2022
  • Elevenses at Fabergé
    February 16, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    at Fabergé (UK) Ltd, 1 Cathedral Piazza, London SW1E 5BP, UK

February 24, 2022
February 25, 2022
  • Collect Art Fair, London
    February 25, 2022 to February 27, 2022
    7:30 am - 8:30 am
    at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

March 4, 2022
March 7, 2022
March 14, 2022
  • Advocacy, Trial & Error
    March 14, 2022 to March 17, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    at Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, UK

March 23, 2022
March 24, 2022
April 1, 2022
  • United Guilds Service
    April 1, 2022
    11:00 am - 3:45 pm
    at St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, UK

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