This Summer sees the opening of a new exhibition, 'Slow Turning' featuring leading contemporary artists working in wood, willow and natural fibres, and the launch of Eleanor's new online gallery at www.eleanorlakelin.co.uk.
We are delighted to announce that Freeman Ray Key, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM), and Assistant Bill O'Leary has been awarded the Queens Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM). Many congratulations to both.
Many congratulations to Liveryman and Turner Joey Richardson, who has won this years prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Award.
Latest information in from The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Joyce, new Rector of St Brides and Chaplain to the Company, on future events from our City church.
This summer, on the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, Eleanor Lakelin will be presenting a collection of beautiful vessels crafted from a great cedar tree planted by the Duke of Wellington in 1827 which had to be felled at the National Trust property, Kingston Lacy.
The trip was well attended and all present seemed to enjoy the itinerary. The cathedral went out of their way to welcome us, and we were escorted both by Mr David Bassford the secretary to the bellringers and Martin their Bell Captain.
From the Chairman of the Livery Committee, herewith the latest edition of the bi-monthly Livery Briefing, which you can download in PDF format.
On 26 February the Master Turner, John Bridgeman, master turner Stuart Mortimer and Charity Committee Chairman, Colin Field visited Grateley House School in Hampshire.
From the artistic to the incredible, the complex to the classic, The Turners Company held a unique one day exhibition, combining entries to the 2014 competitions of the Turners' Company with curated collections of contemporary and historical woodturning.
The Company’s Livery Dinner was held at Apothecaries Hall on Tuesday 16th December 2014.
In October 2015 St Catherine’s Lodge will be celebrating the centenary of its foundation in the dark days of 1915. As a Lodge it occupies a special place among Freemasons as one of the Sister City Livery Lodges all of which are associated with particular Livery Companies.
The golf season to date has been very successful for the Company. The Company golf day was held on a glorious June day at Woodcote Park Golf Club with Bill O’Leary putting in an impressive performance to take first place and a beautifully turned bowl by Mark Baker.
Following the very popular visit to The Max Carey Woodturning Trust in Portishead by members of the Court last year, we are planning a return visit for Company members and their partners/guests (if they wish to come) next March.
Cockpit Arts and The Worshipful Company of Turners joined forces in 2011 to create the first Cockpit Arts Turners Award. Lasting for one year, the award helps creative individuals with drive, an entrepreneurial spirit and the necessary craft skills to build a viable business from turing.
How did this slab of African Mahogany became the St Marylebone Church Candle? Look out for future news on Matthew's current project - a bowl using rare bog oak burr that is 14,000 years old!
The Children’s Magical Taxi Tour was created to give sick children a break from their world of treatment and therapy by going on a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris in a convoy of London taxis.
The City of London Historical Society is organising a battlefield visit to Ypres next August 29,30 and 31st and on behalf of the organising committee, I am writing to seek expressions of interest.
How wonderful that Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Liveryman in time for a Turner to be Lord Mayor of London in 2013 - 2014. In support of our Lord Mayor the Company mounted a float in the Lord Mayor's Show - not just any old float but the longest and heaviest in the biggest parade in modern times.
Since 2010, the East Herts Club has been organising hands-on woodturning taster sessions to raise awareness of woodturning amongst young people. We understand that, subsequently, a few of these youngsters have attended clubs around the country. Following on from a successful taster session for about 30 scouts last year it was agreed to host a teaching day under the AWGB/Worshipful Company of Turners Youth Training Programme.
It is a truth universally recognised that a man in possession of a powerful and shiny new car is in want of a fulfilling journey on open roads. And so it was, dear reader, that your Master embarked upon a 2,000 mile return trip by road from London to Stockholm for his summer holiday. Experiencing the sheer delight of his red Jaguar sweeping effortlessly through the un-crowded landscape of the Mistress’s native Sweden was a dream fulfilled, with much to interest followers of our craft as well.