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.
The criteria for the award of the Company’s Gold Medal range from skills in turning, exceptional support to the organisation of Company competitions or Wizardry in Wood; support to committees and assistance to the Company; work with and support to the Craft outside the Company.
Creating new Turning Qualifications
The Certificate and the Diploma in Woodturning
There is no formal national qualification for our time-honoured craft since the City and Guilds no longer examine individually.
In 2010 it was decided that a two-tier qualification structure should be created, to be accredited by the Turners’ Company.
We needed a person within the craft with both the theoretical and practical expertise to create the written syllabi for this project – and Liveryman Peter Bradwick was proposed by Past Master Peter Ellis, who worked closely with Peter Bradwick over a number of years on the development of the Company’s Certificate and Diploma awards.
Peter’s contribution as both an educationalist and an expert turning tutor, enabled him to create and write the comprehensive syllabi for two awards. This also included the technical assessment criteria and the written theoretical examination papers for completion by the candidates.
These awards have increased our reach into the wider world of turning throughout the UK; even enlisting requests for inclusion from Canadian and US associations.
Other recent winners of the Turners’ Company Gold Medal are: Malcolm Cobb, Tony Johns and Stuart King.
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