The Worshipful Company of Turners

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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.


Any turned item on a pole lathe.


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.


There is a first prize of £400, a second prize of £200 and a third prize of £100. Only one prize per competitor will be awarded.


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 2021




OR email or post your entry: PDF Entry Form

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