The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Wonderful Summer Reception celebrating our new Master and Cockpit Awardees

A wonderful Summer Reception was had celebrating our new Master Dr Matthew Gaved and our Cockpit Arts Awardees Jason Lock, Arturo Soto, Darren Appiagyei and Mike Groves at the stunning Apothecaries’ Hall.

Ninety guests enjoyed wine and canapes in the courtyard of Apothecaries’ Hall on a beautiful summer evening, and were given the opportunity to chat to our Cockpit Arts Awardees, and find out how the Company are spending some of the generous Charitable Giving from members.

The evening was made even more enjoyable by the super talented Olivia Petryszak from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama playing on the Turners consort of instruments.  Many members had also funded this project, so were delighted to be able to see the finished recorders being played.

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Cockpit Arts

Cockpit is home to some of the most exciting makers in the world. Spanning every kind of craft, our makers are united by their extraordinary skill and imagination.

What we do

Cockpit gives makers tools to build their businesses so they can focus on what they do best: making.

From studio space to business advice, Cockpit is where careers in craft are made.

At the heart of the craft community, we are ardent champions of social justice. Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We bridge that gap, opening up pathways for new talent.

A voice for making in all its forms, Cockpit stands for the transformative power of craft to shape a better world.

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Turners’ Award at Cockpit

  • Studio space for one year within the creative community at Cockpit Deptford, South London (SE8)
  • Business incubation / acceleration services including on-site coaching and workshops
  • Selling and promotional opportunities including Cockpit twice-yearly Open Studios
  • Access to a lathe and a workbench

All awards and bursaries at Cockpit include studio space, business support and membership of a vibrant craft community, giving successful makers the space and time to develop their profile, grow their business or practice, and increase profitability.


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