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.
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.
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.
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.
A wonderful Summer Reception was had celebrating our new Master Dr Matthew Gaved and our Cockpit Arts Awardees Jason Lock, Arturo Soto, Darren Appiagyei and Mike Groves at the stunning Apothecaries' Hall.
The Golf Section held the annual Turners’ Golf Day at Beaconsfield Golf Club on 29 June. A keen group of 13 liverymen and guests enjoyed a course in splendid condition and posted some excellent scores.
By kind permission of Jay Heryet, guest editor of Woodturning Magazine, you can read here the now Deputy Master's reflections and inspirations during her time as Master Turner.
Many congratulations to all the worthy winners of the Worshipful Company of Turners bursary award for 2022. The scheme had been delayed a year due to the pandemic, and so it was wonderful to be back interviewing and meeting so many fantastic candidates.
It was with great honour and pride that Joey Richardson turned and embellished the shaft for the Platinum Jubilee Processional Cross used in the Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St. Pauls Cathedral. Joey selected the oak, from HM The Queen's Estate Sandringham.
A team of 4 Turners joined teams from 45 other livery companies to compete for the prestigious Prince Arthur Cup on 19 May at Walton Heath golf club. Over 36 holes were played in a classic foursomes format, our best showing was Les Thorne and Nigel Luson coming 6th on the New Course.
Come visit the turners stand at the Becket Pageant in Guildhall Yard on 17th and 18th June, where Amy Leake will be demonstrating the fascinating craft of pole lathe turning. This is a free event involving a Livery Crafts Fair, open from 11 am to 4 pm.
Royal visitors were welcomed to the Turners stand at the Big Curry Lunch where £2,800 was raised for the Soldiers' Charity. The Princesses were given gifts of a honey drizzler each, turned by Colin Norgate and originally bought by the Company as part of the Turning for Good Lockdown project.
This Award supported by The Worshipful Company of Turners helps an aspiring or established turner, someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials, to develop their craft practice and business by providing a sponsored place at Cockpit Deptford for a year.
In 2022 the Turners’ Company is offering Bursaries to help talented turners develop their skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. Applicants need to present a clear plan of how the award will advance their work and raise the profile of the craft.
An award for an aspiring or established turner working on a lathe in wood or other materials. The Turners Award includes one year of business support and subsidised studio space at Cockpit Studios in Deptford, including use of a lathe and a workbench.
Many congratulations to Eleanor Lakelin who has been shortlisted for her sculpture The Landscape of Memory. Her piece was selected from over 3100 works submitted from 116 countries and regions around the world.
Made by George Shapland, the Platinum Jubilee Bowl was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Turners to be auctioned at the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch in aid of service charities as part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Congratulations to Court Assistant Jeremy Field who has been recognised with an OBE in Her Majesty the Queen's 2022 New Year's Honours for his service to the funeral profession during the pandemic.
The annual service where members of the Company and their families come together to remember and celebrate the lives and fellowship of Company members no longer with us, was held for the first time since the pandemic on Thursday 25th November.
A BIG thanks to all who contributed to Wizardry in Wood 2021. Despite the delays and the many hoops that had to be jumped due to Covid-19 and other factors, the exhibition was a huge success.