The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

London Green Wood is moving

After almost 10 years at Abney Park Cemetery, we are moving the workshop to Hackney City Farm. This is due to large scale building works at Abney, which would have forced us to shut the workshop again this summer.


New Year Bulletin from the RT Hon The Lord Mayor

I hope that as we enter 2021 you all remain safe and well after a break over Christmas. As January draws to a close the Lady Mayoress and I wish you a good New Year and hope that this year will be one which see all of us in the Livery build towards a recovery from COVID19.


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.


The Cockpit Arts Turners Award winner Jason Lock talks turning during 2020

Jason began working with wood from a young age and started a carpenter and joinery apprenticeship straight after school in Colchester, Essex and that’s where he first started woodturning.


Christmas Bulletin from the RT Hon the Lord Mayor

“The Lord Mayor, in the stronghold of the mighty Mansion House, gave orders to his fifty cooks and butlers to keep Christmas as a Lord Mayor's Household should.” A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens


TV appearance for our Bursary Award winner Miriam Jones

This year of the pandemic has been hard for many, but woodturner Miriam Jones has managed to not only survive, but thrive. After her amazing lockdown candle success, she was asked to take part in a Welsh TV Craft show.


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


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.


Latest Bulletin from the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor

I am sending you this bulletin in an unusual dual capacity, as both Lord Mayor and Lord Mayor Elect. On 30 September, at a COVID-secure gathering of Common Hall, I was humbled to be elected to serve a second term of office, which will start on 13 November.


Turners’ Company Cockpit Arts Award winner announced

We are pleased to announce that Jason Lock has received the 2020 Turners' Company award at Cockpit Arts, the country's leading business incubation centre for craftspeople. Jason, from Colchester, specialises in turning wood and resin combinations.


Latest Bulletin from The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor

There is a distinctly back-to-school feel in the air. I have returned to Mansion House after my summer break and I very much hope that all of you, like me, were able to find some time for rest and recuperation over August.


The Cockpit Arts Turners Award 2019 Progress Report

Arturo Soto is a designer and maker who specialises in working with reclaimed and recycled materials to produce luxury items. Due to the current pandemic, his award has been extended.


News from the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral

We're very aware that many Livery Companies and other institutions are also going through difficult times, and we will share together in coming months the journey of working through what lockdown has meant.


St Bride’s Church Re-Opening

We are delighted to announce that from Sunday 5th July, our doors will be open to visitors & tourists as well as for private prayer. The crypts and free exhibition will also be available.


Midsummer Bulletin from the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor

Ordinarily at this time of Midsummer the Livery would be assembling in Common Hall to choose “two fit and able persons to be Sheriffs of this City for the year ensuing”, as the Serjeant-at-Arms and Common Cryer traditionally proclaims at the opening of proceedings.


Cockpit Arts Awards are open for applications

There's two weeks left to apply for The Cockpit Arts  / Worshipful Company of Turners Awards. The Award comprises one year’s business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Arts in Deptford. Deadline 31 July. Find out more and apply...


Cockpit Makes UK Top 100 Again

For the second year running Cockpit Arts has been recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 social enterprises in the NatWest SE100 Index 2020.


Lastest Bulletin from the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor

This will be my fourth bulletin to the Livery since the COVID19 lockdown period began. As ever, the Lady Mayoress and I hope that this newsletter finds you well and safe.


Coronovirus, lessons from Eyam

Past Master Edward Sawney used to live near the village of Eyam and has shared this fascinating BBC article, which draws comparisons with our current times. The people of Eyam isolated themselves when the plague arrived in 1665 and stopped the spread of the disease.


Bulletin from the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor reports on how the Livery has come together to support the NHS by providing ventilators, making medical scrubs and producing foam for face-masks. The Livery kitchen initiative is providing meals for NHS workers. Read the full report here.


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