The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

News

Eleanor Lakelin awarded a QEST Turners’ Company Scholarship

I was delighted to be awarded a QEST Scholarship in Autumn 2018 which has been possible with the support of the Worshipful Company of Turners and I am very proud to be known as a Turners’ Company Scholar. I applied for a grant in order to develop my understanding of working at a larger scale. Read more »

The Turners Company Livery Dinner

The Worshipful Company of Turners welcomed the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, Peter Estlin and the Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Vincent Keaveny and The Honorable Liz Green, to their Livery Dinner held for the first time in the stunning Saddlers' Hall in the City of London. Read more »

Bursary Award Winner Danielle Flowers visits Ecole Escoulen

Using funding from her bursary award, Danielle travelled to France to Ecole Escoulen to improve her turning skills. "I can honestly say that my experience at Ecole Escoluen Tournage sur bois has been one of the most memorable and challenging ones of my woodturning career so far." Read more »

Public events

Lent & Easter at St Bride’s Church

You are warmly invited to join us at St Bride's Church, either by coming to our special services, or by participating in one of the other suggested activities that we have on offer this year. You can read a Lent Book, or simply listen to beautiful, thought provoking music. 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 »

Strictly Trial and Error

This is the fifth-year performance of 'Strictly Trial and Error' the ever-popular theatrical fundraising Revue for the benefit of the Sheriffs’ & Record’s Fund and Pan Intercultural Arts. The Shows are being organised for the 3 nights of Mon-Wed 12th-14th March 2018 at the Central Criminal Court. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

United Guilds’ Service, St Paul’s Cathedral

The United Guilds Service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 29th March. The Company will be allocated a limited number of tickets so please let the Clerk know as soon as possible if you would like to attend to avoid any disappointment. Read more »

Members only event

Register of Professional Turners AGM

The Company will again be hosting the Register of Professional Tuners for their AGM and Craft meeting. The AGM will be held at Skinners' Hall on Tuesday 26th March, at the new start time of 12. The guest speaker this year will be Julie Crawshaw, Director of the Heritage Crafts Association. Read more »

Members only event

Launch of the Turners’ Consort, concert and reception

Featuring the Turners’ Consort of eight medieval-style recorders, this one-hour concert to be held on Friday 29th March at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, will showcase recorder music, instruments and performance from the 1400s to the present day. The concert is free to all. 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

David Batchelor was elected Master Turner on Ascension day, May 10th 2018. He is the 349th person to be Master and possibly the first Man of Kent under our Charter of 1604. "I think shock and awe are the best ways to express my feelings". 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 »

Diary

March 26, 2019
March 28, 2019
  • Lecture and reception
    March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Furniture Makers Hall, 12 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE, UK

March 29, 2019
April 3, 2019
April 17, 2019
  • Joiners Company Golf Day
    April 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    at Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever Rd, Edenbridge TN8 7NP, UK

  • Teloar Talks
    April 17, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    at Glaziers Hall, London SE1, UK

April 23, 2019
May 8, 2019
  • Bodgers Ball
    May 8, 2019 to May 12, 2019
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm

May 9, 2019
  • Spring Dinner
    May 9, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    at Grocers Hall, Princes St, London EC2R 8AD, UK

May 15, 2019
  • City Briefings
    May 15, 2019
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Livery Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, Guildhall, EC2V 5DH

May 16, 2019
  • Prince Arthur Cup (Golf)
    May 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 6:15 pm
    at Walton Heath Golf Club, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth KT20 7TP, UK

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