The Worshipful Company of Turners

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The Felix Levy Open Competition 2023

This competition is in honour of Felix Levy, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners, who did much to promote the craft of turning. He consolidated the relationship between the Company and the Society of Ornamental Turners and was instrumental in the formation of the Register of Professional Turners.

Who can enter?

Any turner normally resident in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.


Any piece of work, with no restriction as to subject, size or style.


Work may be turned by hand or by mechanical means (ornamental or rose engine turning) or a combination of both. Any combination of legally sourced materials may be used. All work to be created by the competitor except for commercially made components such as screws. The piece must be primarily turned on a lathe, there are no restrictions on embellishment however fractal burning may not be used.

Competitors may enter up to two different pieces in this category, none of which should have been entered in any other Company competition.
Piece(s) may be offered for sale at the exhibition.


£500 for first, £250 for second and £100 for third.

No competitor will be awarded more than one prize in any one category.


General Conditions of entry, including times for delivery, judging, prize giving, viewing, and collection of entries after the event can be viewed here: General Conditions of entry 2023


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