The Worshipful Company of Turners

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


Cockpit Arts award winner Rafael Santoliquido exhibits in Brazil

Rafael Santoliquido was recently invited to participate at the Suspiro (Gasp) exhibition at the Brazilian Gallery, Marcelo Auge in São Paulo. Supported by the Turners and Cockpit Arts, Rafael Santoliquido was the only international Brazilian artist invited to exhibit. Read more »

Turners spring to pastures new

Members and their guests enjoyed a fabulous night at Grocers' Hall for their spring dinner.  This was the first time the Company had held a dinner at Grocers' Hall, and it provided a splendid venue. Read more »

He flies through the air with the greatest of ease!

The Master, David Batchelor, and The Clerk, Alex Robertson would like to thank all who helped them raise in excess of £2,500 in aid of youth training in the craft of woodturning. Here is a report of their skydive... Read more »

Public events

Exhibition of the AWGB Ray Key collaboration

After Ray Key passed away, his wife, Liz, with some help from Reg Hawthorne and Paul Hannaby, found a number of part-turned items in his workshop. These pieces have been sent to a number of internationally renowned turners to finish in their own style, and can be viewed at Nature in Art, Gloucester. Read more »

‘Wood’ at The Scottish Gallery

Wood is an exhibition at The Scottish Gallery showcasing a number of artists who primarily use wood to make beautiful, sensitive and expressive work. Bursary award winner Eleanor Lakelin will be showing her work at the show which is open from 3rd April to 27th April 2019. Read more »

Handmade Oxford

Join thousands of arts lovers at Handmade Oxford – The International Contemporary Arts Festival for a celebration of craft, design, fine art, sculpture, slow living and artisan food, to be held at Waterperry Gardens, Oxford from 27th to 30th June. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Election of Sheriffs of the City of London

Liverymen of at least one year’s standing are invited to attend the election of the Sheriffs on Monday 24th June. The election will commence when the Lord Mayor takes the chair at 12 noon precisely, and Turners are invited for lunch at Wax Chandlers' Hall after the election. Read more »

Members only event

Meet Tim Cranmore at The Summer Reception

The Company will hold a reception at Apothecaries Hall on 17th July at 6.30 pm, after the Court meeting that day. Please book your place(s) through the members area and bring friends and family with you. This is an opportunity to watch Recorder Maker of the Turners' Consort, Tim Cranmore at work. Read more »

Members only event

A Night at the Opera, with a difference!

No – not a Marx Brother’s evening – instead, join us for an opera-themed dinner at London’s Bel Canto restaurant, near Lancaster Gate on Thursday 13th June. The Bel Canto serves fine French food in a warm and intimate dining room, served by a team of fantastic, young, singing waiters. 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 »

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


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 2018 and earlier editions (2014-2017) are hosted on Issuu for easy on-line viewing. Read more »


June 21, 2019
June 24, 2019
  • Sheriffs Election
    June 24, 2019
    11:00 am - 4:15 pm
    at Guildhall, Basinghall St, London EC2V 7HH, UK

June 27, 2019
  • Handmade in Oxford
    June 27, 2019 to June 30, 2019
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    at Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA, UK

  • Masterpiece London
    June 27, 2019 to July 3, 2019
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    at Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3, UK

June 29, 2019
July 1, 2019
July 2, 2019
July 8, 2019
July 9, 2019
  • Turners Company Golf Day
    July 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    at Beaconsfield Golf Club, Seer Green, Beaconsfield HP9 2UR, UK

July 17, 2019
July 18, 2019
  • City Beerfest
    July 18, 2019
    12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    at Guildhall Yard, London EC2V, UK

July 19, 2019

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