The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

Taking a leading role in the renaissance of the craft, the Company and its Charity support a wide range of educational, training and professional activities, often through the provision of lathes, tools and training on a long-term basis. Part of the programme is focused on schools caring for children with special needs.

The Turners’ Company provides Bursaries for emerging turners, some working in creative hubs such as Cockpit Arts in London, and is collaborating in the development and promotion of new Turning Qualifications. The Company played a key role in establishing the Register of Professional Turners and continues to work closely with the RPT and other turning organisations.

Turners’ Company Bursaries

The Bursaries are awarded every two years.The next awards will be made in 2019 and applications can now be submitted.

Turning Qualifications

The Turners’ Company has been closely involved in the development of turning qualifications, including the:

  • Certificate in Turning
  • Diploma in Turning

The Turners’ Company has also made three Master in Turning Awards, to:

  • Ray Key
  • Stuart Mortimer
  • Reg Hawthorne

Cockpit Arts

Rafael Santoliquido is the latest winner (2018) of the Cockpit Arts / Turners’ Company Award.

Darren Appiagyei won the Award in 2018.

Eleanor Lakelin was also a previous winner of the Cockpit Arts / Turners’ Company Award.

More about Cockpit Arts and the Award:

Building Crafts College Awards

Youth Training Programme

Register of Professional Turners


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