The Worshipful Company of Turners

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News

Place your bids! Ornamental British Red Cross Box

Liveryman and Master Turner Reg Hawthorne has again kindly donated a beautiful turned box in aid of the British Red Cross. This is available now for bidding on the online auction and will be available to view at the Guildhall Christmas Market on 25 to 26 November 2019. Read more »

Ray Key Collaboration Auction ends soon!

Following on from the hugely successful exhibition at the Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucester, the 120 pieces from the Ray Key collaboration by turners from five continents, are now available online to buy.  This unique auction is open now, and will end on 13th October 2019 at 8.20 pm. Read more »

Clayshooting win for charity

The Inter Livery Clay Shooting Competition took place at Holland & Holland over two days. Prior to commencing the day the organisers announced that they had introduced a new prize called ‘The Glorious 12th’ and to everyone’s delight and surprise, the Turners' team won this prestigious prize. Read more »

Public events

Guildhall Christmas Market 2019

The Turners will again be displaying turned items for sale as part of the Red Cross Christmas Market, Guildhall. In 2017, helped by the generosity of many professional turners, the Company raised over £4,000 for the British Red Cross. Grand opening 25th November, Market day 26th November. Read more »

De La Warr Pavilion with the Sussex Guild

Colin Norgate (RPT) has shown at the iconic and eye catching De La Warr Pavilion for the last four years. This venue is in a fabulous location with the expansive views out to sea from the Pavilion. The exhibition with the Sussex Guild will take place here over the weekend of 19th and 20th October. Read more »

START Art Fair 2019

START Art Fair returns for its sixth edition at the Saatchi Gallery, London, providing a vital platform for emerging artists and young galleries from around the world. Over 50 new artists will be on show here between 26th and 29th September 2019. Read more »

Members' events

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 on 21st November. Read more »

Members only event

Learn to turn at the Max Carey Trust

Max Carey Trust, turning weekend for all abilities Friday to Sunday 1st to 3rd November 2019 Max Carey Woodturning Trust 35 High street Portishead Bristol BS20 6AA (map) For all those Turners with a big “T” who would like to try their hand at turning or to those of you that would like to improve […] Read more »

Members only event

Members Walking Tours Through London

A meander through Marylebone will take place on 1st October, and Curious Covent Garden on 15th October. Whether you are interested in history, the monarchy or architecture, these inspiring, informative walks will show you the real London. 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

October 19, 2019
October 21, 2019
  • City Briefings
    October 21, 2019
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, EC2V 5DH

October 24, 2019
  • Dowgate Hill Golf Challenge
    October 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    at Worplesdon Golf Club, Heath House Rd, Brookwood, Woking GU22 0RA, UK

October 25, 2019
October 30, 2019
November 1, 2019
  • Max Carey weekend
    November 1, 2019 to November 3, 2019
    2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Max Carey Woodturning Trust, 35 High St, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6AA, UK

November 4, 2019
  • Darts Night
    November 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
    at Flight Club Bloomsbury, 55 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BS, UK

November 8, 2019
  • Handmade in Chelsea 2019
    November 8, 2019 to November 10, 2019
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    at Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK

November 9, 2019
November 19, 2019
  • City Briefings
    November 19, 2019
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, EC2V 5DH

November 21, 2019
November 22, 2019

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