The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

News

The Cockpit Arts Turners Award 2019 Progress Report

Arturo Soto is a designer and maker who specialises in working with reclaimed and recycled materials to produce luxury items. Due to the current pandemic, his award has been extended. Read more »

News from the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral

We're very aware that many Livery Companies and other institutions are also going through difficult times, and we will share together in coming months the journey of working through what lockdown has meant. Read more »

Covid-19 resource hub

The office is closed, but the Company remains open for business. We are continuing to support our charities and are a signatory to the London Funders‘ Statement. The aim of this Covid-19 hub is to provide information and resources which may help turners and other craftspeople. Read more »

Public events

Lord Mayor’s Show Live on TV

The Lord Mayor’s Show, one of the landmark events in the City of London’s calendar, has been reduced and redesigned this year, because of COVID-19 public health restrictions. It will now be held as a contained and televised spectacle in the historic Guildhall Yard on Saturday 14 November. Read more »

Wizardry in Wood 2020 – postponed to 2021

Our wonderful 'Wizardry in Wood' exhibition planned for October at Carpenters' Hall will be postponed. But we are delighted to let you know this has been re-scheduled for 12-16 October 2021 at the same venue. Read more »

London Craft Week 2020

We are pleased to announce that Turners / Cockpit Arts awards winner 2017, Darren Appiagyei will be exhibiting at London Craft Week 2020, due to be held from September 30th to October 10th at various venues. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Wizardry in Wood Virtual Reception for Company Members

To mark the occasion of Wizardry in Wood that should have happened this year in Carpenters' Hall, it has been decided to hold a virtual event for members on Wednesday 30th September 2020. Read more »

Members only event

Patronal Service and Luncheon

This is the annual service held at St Brides Church, when members of the Company and their families come together to remember and celebrate the lives and fellowship of Company members no longer with us. This year it will be held on Thursday 26th November. Read more »

Members only event

Livery Luncheon

It is with regret that a decision has been made to cancel the Livery Luncheon which was due to have been held on 22nd September 2020. We look forward to the time when we can all meet again. 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

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  • City Briefings
    November 9, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, EC2V 5DH

November 10, 2020

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