The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Largest wood turning competitions in Europe launched

The Worshipful Company of Turners has announced the launch of its 2018 Competitions, which will take place on Monday 26 November.

The following day (Tue 27 November) all entries and winners will be displayed and many will be for sale at a free public exhibition at Carpenters’ Hall in the City of London.

The competitions are the largest in Europe and attract a wide range of entries from amateur and professional woodturners of all ages from across the UK and other countries.

There are over a dozen competitions, which are organised by the Turners’ Company with the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain, Society of Ornamental Turners and the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers.


Exhibition: ‘View, Love, Buy’

At the public exhibition on Tuesday 27 November, all the competition entries and winners will be on show along with a curated display of works by members of the Register of Professional Turners. Many of these works will be for sale during the exhibition day and members of the public will be encouraged to ‘View, Love and Buy’.


Book your FREE tickets to the ‘View, Love, Buy’ exhibition on 27 November through Eventbrite

More information about tickets

More information about Carpenters’ Hall


Open Competition: 100th anniversary of the Armistice

This year’s special Open Competition of the Turners’ Company marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Woodturners are asked to create works which reflect their personal style, techniques and response to the 1918 Armistice and the 100th anniversary on 11 November.

The Turners’ Company competitions are held every two years. The theme of the 2016 Open Competition was the Great Fire of London and it attracted a record number of entries.

The results and winners of the 2016 Competitions are on the Turning Competitions 2016 page.


Competition rules

Entry forms and more information about each of the competitions will be provided through this page in March.

The deadline for entry forms to be received by the Clerk of the Turners’ Company is Wednesday 14 November.

All entries must be at Carpenters’ Hall by Noon on Monday 26 November.

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