The Worshipful Company of Turners

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


Woodturning Connect 2023, biennial exhibition and competitions

Call for Entries! Use our next competitions to CONNECT with a London audience and potential buyers to get your name known. They will be held at Pewterers' Hall with judging on 18th October, and a public view day on 19th October. Read more »

Joey Richardson and Binh Pho collaboration up for auction

This is a piece six years in the making. When I visited my mentor and teacher Binh Pho a few weeks before he died, he gave me this blank vessel to work on, our next collaboration. Read more »

Darren Crisp and the Cross of Wales

It was an honour to work with internationally renowned master silversmith Michael Lloyd on a collaboration for His Majesty King Charles III. This historic commission by the Goldsmiths’ Company on behalf on His Majesty led the Coronation procession at Westminster Abbey on 6th May. Read more »


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”. Read more »

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 £150 to the Charitable Trust, and if, as a Freeman or Liveryman, you are not already doing this, please do so. Read more »

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. Read more »

Public events

Handmade in Oxford

Returning for a third year Handmade Oxford 16 to 18 June - The International Contemporary Crafts Festival is an event for everyone passionate about shopping for handmade collections from contemporary Craft & Fine Art practitioners. Read more »

Wren 300 Anniversary, Musical Wrenathon

Hear Wren’s city churches filled with song in the Wrenathon, a celebration of community singing and Wren’s historic architecture. Featuring choirs from across the City of London and beyond, this 12-day festival takes place across multiple churches associated with architect Christopher Wren. Read more »

Worshipful Company of Distillers City Debate

Join Chris Searle, Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, with guests from the spirits industry, analysts, media, the City, Distillers' Liverymen and Masters and members of other Livery Companies - for a lively exchange and vote. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Election of Sheriffs

All Liverymen are invited to attend Common Hall at Guildhall on Monday 26 June 2023 for the Election of the Sheriffs. The Company hold 30 passes and these will be awarded on a first come first served basis, so please email the office if you'd like to attend. Read more »

Members only event

Summer Reception at Tallow Chandlers

Meet some of our award winners at the Company Summer Reception on 12th July where they will be showing a sample of their work, and will be happy to sell or take commissions. We will this year enjoy wine and canapes in the new surroundings of Tallow Chandlers' courtyard. Read more »

Members only event

Apothecaries’ Comedy Night with Fern Brady Headlining

The Young Apothecaries would like to invite your younger members (under 35’s) to a Comedy Night at Apothecaries’ Hall, on Friday 19th May. Tickets are £25 and include 4 drinks at the bar, and are available to book through Eventbrite now. Read more »


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. Read more »

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 […] 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 »

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

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. 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 December 2022 edition is available to view now online. Read more »


June 6, 2023
June 13, 2023
June 16, 2023
  • Handmade Oxford
    June 16, 2023 to June 18, 2023
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    at Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry, Oxford OX33 1LA, UK

June 20, 2023
  • Music to Dine For
    June 20, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    at Sir Christopher Wren's Temple Bar, Paternoster Lodge, Pasternoster Square, Lonon EC4M 7DX

June 24, 2023
June 26, 2023
June 27, 2023
July 3, 2023
July 11, 2023
July 12, 2023
  • Summer Reception
    July 12, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    at The Tallow Chandlers Company, 4 Dowgate Hill, London EC4R 2SH, UK

August 3, 2023

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