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View, Love, Buy: many beautiful items for sale at Wizardry in Wood 2021

Wizardry in Wood 2020 – Postponed to 2021

Message from the Master

Our wonderful ‘Wizardry in Wood’ Exhibition, planned for October at Carpenters’ Hall in the City, will be postponed.
But we are delighted to let you know this has been re-scheduled for 12-16 October 2021 at the same venue.
It is with regret, but of no surprise, that the Company has taken this decision due to the uncertainty over the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we hope to get back towards some semblance of normal life by October, it is by no means certain and a move to October 2021 ensures we can deliver a fantastic event to a wide audience of the City, craft and public.
Rest assured that we continue to support the craft of turning in these difficult times with various initiatives. Do check out our new Resources Hub and we will be running some special events on-line. More details in due course.
Thank you for your contribution to what would have been an extraordinary show and we push on, with confidence and excitement, for Wizardry in Wood 2021! Save the date.

Melissa Scott

Master (2020-2021)

When: Tuesday 12th October to Saturday 16th October 2021

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

Timings: The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 am until 5.30 pm each day except Saturday when it closes at 4 pm

Tickets: Will be available through Eventbrite from January 2021


Some of the UK’s leading turners will be exhibiting including Sally Burnett, Margaret Garrard, Mick Hanbury, Louise Hibbert, Simon Hope, Phil Irons, Tobias Kaye, Richard Kennedy, Carlyn Lindsay, Stuart Mortimer, Gary Rance, Joey Richardson, Mark Sanger and Les Thorne.

In addition there will be exhibitions of 400 years of turning in music, turning in magic and pre-historic turning, as well as curated talks on specialist turning subjects. There will be almost continuous demonstrations of plain turning by Paul Hannaby, Martin Saban-Smith and Pete Moncrieff-Jury, ornamental turning by Jean Claude Charpignon and Bob Wade and pole lathe turning by a team from the pole lathe turners. All entries to the Company’s 2020 Competitions will be displayed. The AWGB will display its travelling exhibition, and the Register of Professional Turners‘ stand will include a retrospective of the work of Master Turner Ray Key.

  • There will be live demonstrations every day
  • A programme of short talks and special events are being planned
  • Leading UK woodturners will be showcasing their work
  • There will be displays of all the entries and winners of the Turners’ Company 2020 Competitions

Book your tickets from January 2021 through Eventbrite

The Turning Competitions for 2021 will follow the same format as planned for 2020.  All the information is at: Turning Competitions 2020

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

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.


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