You don’t expect to meet too many celebrities at 5.30 on a Friday morning in damp East London but that is exactly where I met my celebrity, Harry Maceachen. Once more, it was my privilege to drive a cab for the Hackney Carriage Drivers’ Children’s Magical Taxi Tour to Disneyland Paris.
From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the September 2017 edition of the Livery Briefing, where you can find details and links to a host of livery related information. The City Briefings also listed here are aimed at introducing Liverymen and Freemen to the City of London Corporation.
New liveryman Shaun Stacey made his 26th international appearance for the England Shooting Team on the 9th September and made history with Emma by becoming the first father & daughter to represent their country in the same England sporting team.
On Saturday 9th September 2017 the morning began circa 9.30 when members and guests began arriving at the Shooting Lodge of E. J. Churchill’s Shooting Ground situated in the rolling Chiltern Hills, with 40 acres of landscaped grounds.
Many congratulations to Sally Burnett, who has recently been invited to join Contemporary Applied Arts and was featured in their latest exhibition of new members. To become a CAA member, makers must demonstrate excellent knowledge of their material and exceptional skill in making.
From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the July 2017 edition of the Livery Briefing, where you can find details and links to a host of livery related information.
The annual Inter Livery Clay Shoot has now been running for 20 years and has become an important event in the Livery Calendar. The star of Turners’ Team was without doubt, Freeman Shaun Stacy who, in difficult conditions shot a magnificent 75 out of 80 clays to take 2nd place.
The Turners' Company were delighted to sponsor the Building Crafts College's display at the New Designers Exhibition, Islington in July. Here, recent graduate Nic James displays a turned magnetic chess board.
For 2017, the Turners Company offered bursaries worth up to a combined value of £10,000 to assist talented woodturners to develop their craft skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. Following an exceptional standard of entries, the Company are delighted to announce the winners.
The Company golf day was held at Woodcote Park Golf Club, Coulsdon Surrey with a turnout of 16 Liverymen and guests all challenging for prizes. Many congratulations go to Past Master Peter Ellis, and guest Marilyn Luson, worthy winners of the Company trophy and guest prize.
The Bodgers' Ball is a fascinating event but not a Ball in any conventional sense. A three day festival of woodcraft demonstrations, courses and competitions, it is a celebration of all forms of green woodworking. Liveryman Katie Abbott had a particularly successful year and won three prizes.
For the first time ever the City of London Livery Companies and Lincoln Cathedral joined together to celebrate traditional crafts and skills essential to the preservation of the Cathedral. In the Turners' marquee crowds marvelled at what can be produced on the lathe.
The Judging Panel of the City Livery Club's “Root and Branch Award”, now in its 4th year, continues to discover exceptional Liverymen who have given of their time and talents to help others. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to our very own Master Emerita Penrose Halson.
The Company has sponsored studio space at Cockpit Arts in Deptford for Darren Appiagyei to develop his turning skills. Darren graduated in design and is now trying to make his way as a Turner. Here Darren shows newly appointed Howe Committee Chairman, Christopher Scott some of his recent work.
From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the May 2017 edition of the Livery Briefing, where you can find details and links to a host of livery related information.
The Shrieval addresses from the 2 candidates, Alderman Timothy Hailes JP, and Neil Redcliffe JP, have now been received and are presented here for your information.
Liveryman Stuart King received the Company Gold Medal at the Court Lunch on 23rd March. "Thank you, dear turners, for this recognition / It will surely elevate my egoic condition / And did I hear the ghost of Dick Whittington once more exclaim? / Turn again, turn again, turn again" Stuart King
For 2017, The Turners’ Company is offering one or more Bursaries, worth up to a combined value of £10,000, to assist talented woodturners to develop their craft skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. The deadline for applications is now closed. Winners will be announced soon.
The Company welcomed the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley and the Sheriffs of the City of London to their Livery Dinner held at Skinners’ Hall. The Master Turner presented the Lord Mayor with a turned laburnham vessel by one of the greatest past Turners, the late Bert Marsh.
Students at Orchard Workship near Bristol recently completed their Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) course and received their Certificates in Turning from the Master of the Turners' Company Nicholas Somers.