The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

News

November Bulletin from the RT Hon the Lord Mayor

On Saturday 14th November I went without pomp or ceremony to the Law Courts to make my Statutory Declaration before the Lord Chief Justice for a second term of office as Lord Mayor Read more »

Covid-19 resource hub

The office is closed, but the Company remains open for business. We are continuing to support our charities and are a signatory to the London Funders‘ Statement. The aim of this Covid-19 hub is to provide information and resources which may help turners and other craftspeople. Read more »

Turners earn ‘Top Gun’ at Clay Pigeon Shoot

On 8-9th September 2020 the 26th Anniversary Annual Inter-Livery clay pigeon shooting competition was held at the coveted Holland & Holland shooting grounds in Northwood, Middlesex. The Turners team had much to live up to. Read more »

Public events

Turning Against Torture Auction

Liveryman Michael Maisey and others have turned some beautiful items and passed them onto local artists to add their own unique decoration. The auction will run until 13th December, proceeds going to Freedom From Torture. Read more »

Virtual Literary Evening with Peter Day in conversation with Jon Drori

Jon’s recent book, "Around the World in 80 Trees" has been a surprise best-seller translated into 15 languages. He and Peter will talk about science, books, childhood botanical trips, the importance of the beauty of books... Read more »

London Green Wood, we can all find resilience in outdoor life

London Green Wood is a non-profit cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Our aim is to encourage crafty-ness, creativity and self-reliance in everybody. Courses are available to book now. Read more »

Members' events

Members only event

Musicians’ Company Carol Service

The Turners have once again been invited to join the Musicians Company for their annual combined carol service on Wednesday 16th December for uplifting readings and inspirational music. Read more »

Members only event

Inter-Livery Bridge Online Competition

We are pleased to announce details of our 3rd online Inter-Livery Bridge Competition (ILB) to be held on Monday 7 December 2020 at 2.15pm, please read on to find out how to enter Read more »

Members only event

A Truly Magical Evening

We may not be able to hold the Livery Dinner this year but we can bring some sparkle and magic into your life in the run-up to Christmas! On Thursday 10th December the Events Committee are pleased to bring you, quite literally, a magical online experience. Read more »

Features

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 »

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 »

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

Melissa Scott was elected Master Turner on Ascension day, May 21st 2020, becoming the second lady Master Turner in 400 years. Technology has moved on since then to enable a virtual election via zoom which was very successful. 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 2020 edition is available to view now online. Read more »

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