The Worshipful Company of Turners

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

The Pole Lathe Turning competition is held in conjunction with the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers.

Who can enter?

Members of the Association of Pole-Lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers.


A candlestick.


There are no restrictions as to size, shape or style. One or more pieces of green wood sourced from the British Isles should be used, and the pieces turned on a pole lathe.  The finish should be tooled, with no sanding materials used. Carving, painting or decorating using any applied finish is encouraged.  Fractal burning may not be used.

All work must be executed by the competitor. There is no restriction on the number of entries by each competitor, but the entry must not have been entered in any other Company competition.


First prize: £400

Second prize: £200

Third prize: £100.

Only one prize per competitor will be awarded.


Download this Information and Entry Form for the Pole Lathe Turning Competitions 2018.

General Conditions of entry, including times for delivery, judging, prize giving, viewing, and collection of entries are provided on the General Conditions page which also includes a PDF download.

Judging is on Monday 26th November (4pm to 6pm).

Public viewing is at the View, Love, Buy show on Tuesday 27th November (10am to 4pm).

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