The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

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.
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The Master’s Letter

It is a huge honour to be elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, the 353rd in a very long line going back to the year of our Charter in 1604.
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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 December 2023 edition is available to view now online.
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Cockpit Arts Turners Company Award Recipient, Dave Evers

Cockpit makers are selected for excellence in skill, originality of ideas, drive to grow their business or practice, and an ambition to make a contribution to the Cockpit community. Dave Evers is the latest Turners Company awardee.
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Bursary for Entrepreneurial Women Woodturners

"Turning alongside 8 inspiring leading females was so refreshing, learning from each other’s cultural design interpretations and techniques, while bonding over the collective aspiration to enrich woodturning." Danielle Flowers
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Woodturning Evening Course for Beginners

A course designed to answer all the questions a beginner has. ​Small friendly classes with a maximum of 4 students in a purpose built workshop, each student will have their own work station with lathe, tools, dust extraction and PPE.
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The Turners’ Company Charity

For 400 years (from bread for the poor in Ludgate in the 1600s, to supporting students suffering ‘device poverty’ during Covid 19), the Company’s history describes how, from its earliest days “the Turners, in common with most other Livery Companies, inherited a tradition of charity and benevolence”.
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How you can support the Charity

On joining the Company, every Freeman is asked to promise that they will give an annual sum of at least £240 to the Charitable Trust, and if, as a Freeman or Liveryman, you are not already doing this, please do so.
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Support & donations in 2020 & 2021

Throughout the 2020-2021 pandemic, the Charity has supported a number of good causes, including Livery Schools Link, a fundraising campaign to help buy laptops and tablets for the most disadvantaged students in secondary schools who are suffering device poverty.
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The Turners’ Company and the Crown Jewels

A Past Master of the Turners’ Company, Professor James Tennant, Mineralogist to Queen Victoria, supervised the recutting of the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond. He transformed it from a large, flawed gem to the fabulous 105.6 carat oval brilliant to be seen in the Queen Mother’s Crown today.
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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 […]
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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.
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April 17, 2024
  • Spring Dinner
    April 17, 2024
    6:15 pm - 10:15 pm
    at Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Ln, London EC4M 7DD, UK

April 18, 2024
May 7, 2024
May 9, 2024
May 13, 2024
May 14, 2024
  • Pewter Live 2024
    May 14, 2024 to May 16, 2024
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    at Pewterers' Hall, Oat Ln, Barbican, London EC2V 7DE, UK

May 15, 2024
June 8, 2024
June 13, 2024
  • Bavarian Ball
    June 13, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    at Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH, UK

June 15, 2024
June 20, 2024
June 24, 2024
July 1, 2024
July 2, 2024
  • Turners Summer Golf Day
    July 2, 2024
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    at Cuddington Golf Club, Banstead Rd, Banstead SM7 1RD, UK

July 18, 2024
September 19, 2024
September 26, 2024
  • Court and M&C Lunch
    September 26, 2024
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    at Watermen's Hall, Company of Watermen and Lightermen, 16-18 St Mary at Hill, London EC3R 8EF, UK

September 29, 2024
September 30, 2024
October 8, 2024
November 7, 2024
November 9, 2024
November 21, 2024
December 16, 2024
  • Livery Dinner
    December 16, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    at Goldsmiths' Hall, London EC2V, UK

April 28, 2025
  • Spring Dinner
    April 28, 2025
    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    at Butchers' Hall, 87 Bartholomew Cl, London EC1A 7EB, UK

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