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Mary Rose Trust - Shortlisted for Award

On behalf of the Master, we are asking all Turners to support the Mary Rose Trust by voting for them through the suggested link.  The Mary Rose Trust made a wonderful contribution to Wizardry in Wood 2012, and to the incredible insight we now have of 15th Century Turning.  Click the title above to read more and to register your support.


Read the latest 'Turner' Publication here

Photograph - Ashmead Burdett-Coutts and the Baroness

Find out what has been happening in the world of the Worshipful Company of Turners.  This latest edition includes some wonderful photographs from the Lord Mayor's Procession, a fascinating article in recognition of the centenary of the start of WW1, and a wonderful story about the unlikely romance between Ashmead Burdett-Coutts and the Baroness.  Click here to discover more....


Warming up for Summer Open Studios!

The sun is shining and Cockpit makers are busy designing and making new work in preparation for Summer Open Studios.  Visit Matthew Corbishley (recipient of The Cockpit Arts/ Worshipful Company of Turners Award 2013 and the Bursary of The Worshipful Company of Turners 2013), and see him at work in his studio.  Chloe Robertson, winner of the award in 2012, and Eleanor Lakelin, winner of the award in 2011, and would also be delighted to show you their beautiful wood turned work at the Summer Open Studios.


Liveryman and Turner Joey Richardson exhibits at 'Handmade in Britain', Chelsea Old Town Hall

Joey Richardson held an exhibition with fellow QEST scholars (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust - The Royal Warrant Holders Charitable Arm) last week at the Chelsea Old Town Hall.

Her imaginative work goes from strength to strength and she does so much to promote turning around the world. 

Click here to see an extract from the exhibition catalogue.  You can find out more about her work and travels at

Sarah Fabergé, Assistant


The Bert Marsh Plain Turning Competition for Company Liverymen and Freemen is announced

One of the UK's most respected turners, Bert Marsh sadly passed away in May 2011 leaving a legacy of the finest of turned pieces.  The Worshipful Company of Turners has seen fit to honour his memory with the Competition Class, the Bert Marsh Trophies, in memory of his contribution to turning.  Please click here for rules and conditions, and the entry form.  This class is open to members of The Worshipful Company of Turners only.  All members are encouraged to enter!


I am delighted to announce the rules for the 2014 Turning Competition.  I would like to draw particular attention to the Fiona Woolf competition, and would encourage everyone to submit at least one piece.  For the rules of all competition classes and the application form, please click here.

The competition is being held in Apothecaries Hall, Blackfriars Lane, London, EC4V 6EJ, on 28th and 29th October 2014.  I wish you all the best of luck!

David Batchelor, Court Assistant, Chairman of the Howe


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