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The RPT was very well represented at Yandle's spring show by Mark Sanger, Steve Giles, Rodney Page and brothers Chris and George Foweraker. The sunny weather helped by bringing many people out for an enjoyable visit. Not only did our professionals stand out through the quality of their work they were all using safety screens to protect members of the public from flying chippings.
This years Craft Meeting and AGM was held at Skinners Hall in London on the 28th March 2017. A good number of RPT members were in attendance along with the Master and members of the Worshipful Company of Turners. Much progress has been made by the committee over the last 12 months and their efforts, under the guiding hand of Chairman, John Boyne-Aitken, was appreciated by all. After the conclusion of the RPT AGM the members and guests then retired for lunch to the great hall before the afternoon's presentation on Marketing and promotion given by Patricia Van den Akker from the Design Trust. The afternoon concluded with a brief outline of the new website and then we retired to The Bell public house.
The Turners’ Company is offering one or more Bursaries, worth up to a combined value of £10,000, to assist talented woodturners to develop their craft skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. Applications must be received by the Turners’ Company Clerk before 15th May 2017. Click on the Turners co. logo at the top of the page to visit the the Worshipful Company of Turners website where you will find full details of how to apply. Or view the February 2017 edition of the Newsletter.
The RPT will be demonstrating on the Turner's company stand at this event. Members will have the opportunity to put some of their work on display and for sale. The event is being held to help raise funds for Lincoln Cathedral and so 20% of the sale of member's work will be given to this fund. If you are a members of the RPT and you are interested in having some of your work for sale at this event or if you are local to Lincoln and can help out over the 2 days please get in touch with the RPT Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org