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Photos from the 2018 turning competitions

Turning Competitions 2020

Exhibited as part of the 2020 Wizardry in Wood Exhibition


When: Tuesday 13th October 2020 (competition day), Wednesday 14th October to Saturday 17th October (Exhibition days)

Where: Carpenters’ Hall, 1 Throgmorton Ave, London EC2N 2JJ (map)

Timings: The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 am until 4 pm


The biennial competitions are the largest in Europe and attract a wide range of entries from both amateur and professional UK woodturners.

The competitions are organised by the Turners’ Company with the:

Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB)

Society of Ornamental Turners (SOT)

Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood  Workers (APTGW)

Note for Competitors:

To ensure your item is included in the 2020 competitions, entry forms should be received by Monday 5th October 2020. Entries after that date cannot be guaranteed inclusion into the competitions.

The judging will take part on Tuesday 13th October and all entries and winners will be exhibited as part of Wizardry in Wood 2020.  All entries can be offered for sale during Wizardry in Wood.

For now, please just save the dates, further details of all the competitions and entry instructions will follow soon.


Looking back at the … 2018, 2016 & 2014 Competitions

2018 Competitions

The theme of the Master’s Open Competition in 2018 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

2016 Competitions

The theme of the Master’s Open Competition in 2016 commemorated the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

2014 Competitions

The theme of the Master’s Open Competition in 2014 was ‘The Square Mile’s energy to transform lives‘ in honour of Honorary Liveryman Dame Alderman Fiona Woolf being elected Lord Mayor of the City of London.


Have a look back at the last Wizardry Exhibition to see the variety of wonderful wood that will again be on display and available to buy:

Wizardry in Wood 2016

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