The Worshipful Company of Turners

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


The Cockpit Arts / Turners’ Company Award

This Award is for an aspiring or established turner i.e., someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials. The Award will help the selected turner by providing the space and time to grow their business. Read more »

Re-launch of Europe’s largest woodturning competitions – Call for Entries!

The competitions postponed from October 2020, will now go ahead at Carpenters’ Hall in the City of London on 12th October 2021. Emerging from over a year of pandemic and lockdowns, this event will be a beacon of hope for woodturners and woodturning enthusiasts alike. Read more »

Recruitment of Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Turners

Our current Clerk is retiring later this year and we are now seeking applicants to take over this important and multi-faceted role. Read more »

Public events

The Clockmakers’ Co ‘Painting Time’ Art Lecture

The Master & Consort of The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers have pleasure in inviting you to join them in an art lecture, compiled and presented by the art historian, Michael Howard, online on 13th April 2021. This talk will explore some of the most compelling aspects of painting. Read more »

Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch Online Auction Live Now!

For a number of years the Guildhall has been the location for the Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch, a major fundraising event on behalf of military charities. This year the auction is online and is live now for bids. Read more »

Wizardry in Wood October 2021

The Turners' Company present Wizardry in Wood 2021: combining art, beauty, mystery & skill, this exciting event returns to Carpenters' Hall, London from 13-16 October. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Summer Dinner

To celebrate the anticipated lifting of the Government’s pandemic restrictions from 21st June 2021, it has been decided to upgrade the customary Summer Reception to a Summer Dinner, to be held at Apothecaries Hall on Thursday 1st July. Timings will be 6.30 for 7.15 pm. Read more »

Members only event

The Horners’ Trophy Golf Day

Members of the Turners' Company are once again, cordially invited to enter the annual inter-livery competition for the magnificent Horners Trophy, at the equally magnificent Ashridge Golf Club on Monday 21st June 2021. Read more »

Members only event

A Webinar ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’

As the current Chairman of the Liveries Wood Group I am delighted to invite you to this webinar where Jonathan Drori, CBE has kindly agreed to give a presentation on his book ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’. This event will take place on 26th May 2021, David Mortlock Master Wheelwright. Read more »


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


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 »


May 26, 2021
June 18, 2021
June 21, 2021
June 23, 2021
  • 27th Inter Livery Clay Shoot
    June 23, 2021
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    at Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds, Ducks Hill Rd, Northwood, Harefield, Northwood HA6 2ST, UK

June 24, 2021
July 1, 2021
  • Summer Dinner
    July 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    at Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Ln, London EC4V 6ER, UK

July 6, 2021
  • Turners Golf Day
    July 6, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    at Beaconsfield Golf Club, Seer Green, Beaconsfield HP9 2UR, UK

July 10, 2021
August 4, 2021
August 20, 2021
  • Golf - Prince Arthur Cup
    August 20, 2021
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    at Walton Heath Golf Club, Deans Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth KT20 7TP, UK

August 24, 2021
  • Brigantes Breakfast
    August 24, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, The Auction House, Harmby Rd, Leyburn DL8 5SG, UK

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