The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

16
Mar
2020

Young Turners Training & Development Programme

The first ‘Official’ Young Turners Training days (referred by some as ‘Youth Training’) was held in the workshop of Stuart Mortimer in August 2006. Since then Training days have been held in various locations throughout the UK, The latest was held on the 22nd February at the workshop of Les Thorne.

11
Mar
2020

Woodturning and tea at the Hurlingham Club

On Monday 9th March, the Mistress Turner, Mrs Liz Sindall welcomed 60 guests, mainly consorts from across the Livery, to a turning demonstration and tea party at The Hurlingham Club in London. Over £300 were raised for Youth Turning.

3
Mar
2020

Richard Gardner Williams Banquet – Truth and Lies

At the Richard Gardner Williams dinner this year, Past Master Andrew Neill delivered a sentiment in which he included a series of truths and lies about this principal benefactor of the Turners' Company. Read on to reveal the truths!

18
Dec
2019

The Turners’ Company Livery Dinner

The Worshipful Company of Turners welcomed the Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Professor MIchael Mainelli and Christopher Hayward CC to their Livery Dinner held in the stunning Skinners' Hall in the City of London.

4
Dec
2019

Fundraising for the British Red Cross

With kind donations from members of the Register of Professional Turners and various woodturning clubs, the Turners' Company set up a stand at the Guildhall Christmas market in London, and with volunteers from the Company working hard, an incredible £4,200 was raised for the British Red Cross.

4
Dec
2019

Turners at Harrogate

The Turners' Company were at the Harrogate woodworking show in mid November, supporting the Register of Professional Turners. RPT members were not only manning their stand and promoting both the Register and the Company, but were also demonstrating on a number of commercial stands.

14
Nov
2019

Learning to turn

A wonderful weekend of turning took place at the Max Carey Trust in Portishead on 2-3 November, with 15 Company members and friends trying their hand, or honing their skills, under the watchful eye of Stuart Bradfield and his team of volunteers.

30
Oct
2019

Cockpit Arts Award winner Arturo Soto reveals new collection

Arturo won the Cockpit Arts turners award 2019 and immediately started work on his new collection. This new collection was shown at Olympia London at the Top Drawer Exhibition 2019.

29
Oct
2019

Master’s Weekend in Wells

Over a weekend in September a group of 21 members of the Company and their partners joined the Master on a trip to the wonderful City of Wells where his brother in law, Peter, is the present Bishop of Bath and Wells. Upper Warden Melissa Scott gave an impromptu recital which was greatly enjoyed.

1
Oct
2019

Place your bids! Ornamental British Red Cross Box

Liveryman and Master Turner Reg Hawthorne has again kindly donated a beautiful turned box in aid of the British Red Cross. This is available now for bidding on the online auction and will be available to view at the Guildhall Christmas Market on 25 to 26 November 2019.

11
Sep
2019

Ray Key Collaboration Auction ends soon!

Following on from the hugely successful exhibition at the Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucester, the 120 pieces from the Ray Key collaboration by turners from five continents, are now available online to buy.  This unique auction is open now, and will end on 13th October 2019 at 8.20 pm.

9
Sep
2019

Clayshooting win for charity

The Inter Livery Clay Shooting Competition took place at Holland & Holland over two days. Prior to commencing the day the organisers announced that they had introduced a new prize called ‘The Glorious 12th’ and to everyone’s delight and surprise, the Turners' team won this prestigious prize.

5
Sep
2019

How Miriam Jones spent her bursary award

Bursary award winner Miriam Jones recently used some of her award to spend a couple of days with professional turner Les Symonds.

28
Aug
2019

Woodturning support for the Scouts

The Master, Andrew Sindall recently enjoyed a day at Camjam 19, where young people were given the chance to learn to turn on a lathe. Camjam is an activity camp for scouts and guides, and thanks to the AWGB and local woodturning clubs, around 250 children at the camp tried their hand at woodturning.

17
Jul
2019

Liveryman Peter Godding wins at Beaconsfield

An excellent Golf Day was enjoyed by members and guests at Beaconsfield Golf Club on Tuesday 9th July. The weather held fair, the course was in great condition, and catering very good indeed.

11
Jul
2019

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.

27
Jun
2019

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.

20
Jun
2019

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

20
Jun
2019

Bursary Award Winners Announced

Many congratulations to all the winners of the Worshipful Company of Turners bursary award for 2019.  This year, the Company received an unprecedented amount of entries, and competition was very strong.  The panel therefore had some difficult decisions to make.

13
Jun
2019

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.

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