The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

News

Ray Key Collaboration book for sale and Auction now live

The book catalogues the collaboration project of part turned pieces from the late Ray Key's workshop which were sent to turners around the world to finish in their own style. The auction to purchase items is now live. Read more »

2019 Cockpit Arts Award winner announced

Many congratulations to Arturo Soto, the 2019 / 20 winner of the Turners' Cockpit Arts award. Arturo will take up residence shortly, and will have access to turning equipment as well as benefiting from on-site mentoring from Cockpit staff. He turns with only waste and reclaimed materials. Read more »

Welcome to our new Master

A very successful Election Court and Dinner was held on May 30th 2019 in Apothecaries' Hall.  It saw the appointment of Andrew Sindall elected as Master Turner; Melissa Scott, Upper Warden; Matthew Gaved, Renter Warden; David Batchelor became Deputy Master; and Nigel Luson, Master's Steward Read more »

Public events

Goldsmiths’ Fair

This unique event draws collectors, design lovers and luxury shoppers to the magnificent Goldsmiths’ Hall where they can browse the latest collections from this handpicked selection of craftsmen and women. Goldsmiths' Fair will be held at Goldsmiths' Hall from 24 to 29 September, and 1 to 6 October. Read more »

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra Concert

In the first concert of the academic year, new Guildhall School musicians perform together for the first time on the Barbican Hall stage in an eclectic programme of orchestral, choral and jazz works. The concert will be held at the Barbican Hall on the 27th September at 7:30 PM. Read more »

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 »

Members' events

Members only event

Livery Luncheon

To be held on Wednesday 25th September, this is an informal lunch for Liverymen and their guests and an ideal time to introduce potential new members to the Company. There will be an opportunity to welcome our new Liverymen who will have been presented with the livery at the Court meeting. 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

Turners Company Golf Day

This year’s Turners Golf Day will be held on 9th July at Beaconsfield Golf Club, a lovely heritage members club in Buckinghamshire. The day is open to all members of the Company and also their guests, with the day designed as a deliberate mix of competitive and social. 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 2018 and earlier editions (2014-2017) are hosted on Issuu for easy on-line viewing. Read more »

Diary

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
July 25, 2019
  • Ray Jeffs Golf Cup
    July 25, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    at HARTLEY WINTNEY GOLF CLUB, Park Corner Rd, Hartley Wintney, Hook RG27 8PT, UK

  • Visit to London Green Wood
    July 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    at London Green Wood, Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0LH, UK

September 4, 2019
September 14, 2019
  • Carmen Company Golf Day
    September 14, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
    at Cuddington Golf Club, Banstead Rd, Banstead SM7 1RD, UK

September 17, 2019
September 20, 2019
  • Sheriffs' Ball
    September 20, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    at Guildhall Yard, London EC2V, UK

September 24, 2019
  • Goldsmiths' Fair
    September 24, 2019 to September 29, 2019
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    at Goldsmiths' Hall, London, UK

September 25, 2019
  • Court and Livery Lunch
    September 25, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    at Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Ln, London EC4V 6ER, UK

September 26, 2019

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