The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

Choice Awards at Woodturning Connect Master’s Exhibition

Nathanael Griffiths with Nick Humphrey and Laura Chase, Curators at the V&A, who chose his fabulous 'Continuity Rings' as their Choice Award at Woodturning Connect 23.

Red Cross Guildhall Christmas Market

On Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November 2023, Guildhall will be transformed into a luxury shopping experience and the Turners will once again have a stall. Please visit us for unique items of woodturning!

Woodturning Connect 23 Prize Winners

With 1,000 visitors through the doors of Pewterers' Hall in just one evening and one open day, it was an extremely buzzing Hall!  The atmosphere was warm, welcoming and enthusiastic for the incredible work on display.  It was a difficult job for the judges, but the results were:

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.

Winter Woodturning Certificate Course in Scotland

The Certificate in Woodturning Course is designed to provide training which develops the basic woodturning skills necessary to become competent at woodturning. It is aimed at candidates either with some woodturning experience, or those more experienced but with no formal training.

Exciting news for the Emerging Turners Programme!

The next Emerging Turners Programme workshop to be held on the 11th-13 August 2023 at the Birstall Woodturning Club, featuring tutors Mary Ashton, Dave Dalby, Richard Findley and Emma Cook.

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.

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.

Gold Medal awarded to Liveryman Peter Bradwick

The Turners’ Company Gold Medal is a rare award presented to Liverymen who have given outstanding service to the Company over many years.

Eleanor Lakelin receives 2023 QEST Award for Excellence

The QEST Award for Excellence is awarded annually to a QEST Scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to their craft and sector, whilst demonstrating their commitment to training and passing on skills to the next generation.

The Master completes Certificate in Woodturning at the Max Carey Trust

Over the first Bank holiday weekend in May, nine Turners and guests spent two fun days learning a few turning skills at the Max Carey Woodturning Trust in Bristol.

Turners’ Award at Cockpit

Designed for aspiring or established turners, the Award will help the winning turner by providing the space and time to grow their business, increase profitability and develop their profile.

Raising Money at the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

A fun day was had at the Lord Mayor's big Curry Lunch. The Turners raised £2800 to help meet the current urgent need to support veterans of HM Armed Forces into employment. 

Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch – Auction Items

Please place your bids here for these stunning items made generously in aid of the Soldiers' Charity by Carlyn Lindsay, Helen Bailey and Reg Hawthorne.

15 Unmissable Makers At Collect 2023

"We’re so proud to have 15 Cockpit makers in the mix, from craft titans like Lucille Lewin and Richard McVetis to dazzling newcomers Dalia James and Archana Pathak and Woodturner Darren Appiagyei" - Cockpit Arts

Barnaby Ash QEST Scholar 2022

We are delighted to announce Barnaby Ash is the latest Turners' Company QEST Scholar. Barnaby set up business with his partner Dru Plumb in 2020, and quickly drew the Company's attention to his creative and unique work.

Building Crafts College Prize Giving 2022

Congratulations to the winner of the Worshipful Company of Turners Award, Andrew Uren. Andrew is one of the keenest woodturners to have taken advantage of the College turning workshop. He has turned many beautiful pieces from his own timber reserves and been an inspiration to other students.

Freedom from Torture online Auction raised £7,000!

The Turners' Company have teamed up with the Freedom from Torture Charity, to raise money to support torture survivors from Ukraine and other countries, as well as the new young woodturners project.

New Woodturning Certificate Course in Scotland

The Certificate in Woodturning Course is designed to provide training which develops the basic woodturning skills necessary to become competent at woodturning. This new eight day Certificate in Woodturning course will be run by Darren Crisp at Shawsburn Woodturning Studio in Scotland from January.

Eleanor Lakelin, Column Vessel I acquired by MAD

We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition of Eleanor Lakelin’s beautiful Column Vessel I by the MAD Museum of Art and Design in New York as part of their permanent collection. Congratulations to Eleanor. This beautiful work can be viewed at the MAD Museum of Art and Design New York in 2023

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