The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

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


Countryways Workshop open day

This event was to officially open the ‘Countryways’ woodworking workshop project sited on a working farm at Great Missenden. ‘Countryways’ provides a safe environment for young people with learning difficulties, and this can include woodturning.


The Children’s Magical Taxi Tour to Disneyland Paris

After an absence of three years the Children’s Magical Taxi Tour returned with a bang over the weekend of 16th – 18th September 2022. Once again Alex Robertson had the honour and privilege of driving the taxi sponsored by the Company’s Charity Committee.


Turners’ Company Cockpit Arts Award winner announced

Each year the Company awards studio space and business training at Cockpit Arts in South London to aspiring turners. The 2022/23 awardee is Zoe Worton who recently graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University as an artist, designer and maker.


Proclamation of Royal Accession

The Turners Company was represented by Upper Warden Nigel Luson, Renter Warden Christopher Scott and Clerk Niall Macnaughton at the formal Proclamation of Accession of King Charles III from the steps of the Royal Exchange in the City.


Death of Her Majesty the Queen

On behalf of all our members, the Worshipful Company of Turners sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Our thoughts are with them at this sad time.


Emerging Turners – Next Generation Workshop

The Turners' Company are proud sponsors of 'Emerging Turners' a fantastic initiative by the Register of Professional Turners, a free weekend workshop for the next generation of turners. This workshop is now full for registered students only.


Shrieval Chain Appeal

As the Summer approaches, preparations are well underway for the Presentation of the Chain and Badge which will be held at the newly refurbished Stationers’ Hall in late September. The Shrieval Badge has been designed by a senior member of the Goldsmiths Company.


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