The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

News

Fundraising for the British Red Cross

With kind donations from members of the Register of Professional Turners and various woodturning clubs, the Turners' Company set up a stand at the Guildhall Christmas market in London, and with volunteers from the Company working hard, an incredible £4,200 was raised for the British Red Cross. Read more »

Turners at Harrogate

The Turners' Company were at the Harrogate woodworking show in mid November, supporting the Register of Professional Turners. RPT members were not only manning their stand and promoting both the Register and the Company, but were also demonstrating on a number of commercial stands. Read more »

Learning to turn

A wonderful weekend of turning took place at the Max Carey Trust in Portishead on 2-3 November, with 15 Company members and friends trying their hand, or honing their skills, under the watchful eye of Stuart Bradfield and his team of volunteers. Read more »

Public events

St Bride’s Church Adfam Carol Concert

St Bride's Church are holding their 23rd Annual Carol Concert on the evening of 4th December 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together with friends and colleagues to hear the famous St Bride’s Choir sing some uplifting carols. Read more »

Cockpit Arts Winter Open Studios

Cockpit Arts Winter Open Studios Exclusive festive shopping with London’s top makers Holborn 29th November to 1st December.  Deptford 6th December to 8th December. Our celebrated Winter Open Studios brings you the chance to meet and shop directly with over 140 of London’s finest makers during two weekends. This twice-yearly shopping event is the only […] Read more »

Handmade in Chelsea 2019

Handmade Chelsea is an annual contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall. Taking place over three days from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November 2019, the event will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship. Read more »

Members' events

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

Livery Dinner at Skinners’ Hall

The Company’s Livery Dinner this year will be held at Skinners' Hall on Monday 16th December. This is always a very popular event so please do book your places at your earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, so don't delay! Read more »

Members only event

The Musicians’ Company Carol Service

For the last few years the Musicians’ Company have shared their annual carol service with us, held at St Michael’s Cornhill. Guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit, the service this year will take place on 11th December, and will be followed by a Christmas dinner in Grocers' Hall if you wish. 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

Andrew Sindall was elected Master Turner on Ascension day, May 30th 2019. He is the 350th Master in an unbroken line going back to the aptly named John Turner in 1604. 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 2019 edition is available to view now online. Read more »

Diary

December 11, 2019
  • Musicians Carol Service
    December 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 10:15 pm
    at St Michael Cornhill, St Michael's Alley, London EC3V 9DS, UK

December 16, 2019
  • Livery Dinner
    December 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    at Skinners Hall, 8 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP, UK

January 22, 2020
  • Court Dinner
    January 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
    at Chartered Accountants Hall, Moorgate Pl, London EC2R 6EA, UK

February 11, 2020
  • City Briefings
    February 11, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, EC2V 5DH

February 26, 2020
March 24, 2020
  • RPT Craft Meeting
    March 24, 2020
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    at Skinners Hall, 8 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SP, UK

May 20, 2020
  • City Briefings
    May 20, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, EC2V 5DH

June 19, 2020
June 26, 2020
September 15, 2020
  • City Briefings
    September 15, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, EC2V 5DH

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

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