The Register is composed of turners who offer a service of professional quality to the public, and whose work, prior to admission, has been approved by competent assessors as being of good quality.
Turners who are accepted on the Register will be awarded a certificate, and may use the letters RPT (ie Registered Professional Turner) after their names, on business cards, letterheads etc. They are entitled to use the Register logo, and may also refer to being on the Register of Professional Turners supported by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London. The Company has the right to withdraw these privileges at its discretion.
The RPT’s aim is to advance the art and craft of turning in the UK by supporting its professional practitioners;
Its objectives are:
- To actively promote member’s services to collectors, gallery owners and all other prospective customers.
- To assure prospective purchasers of turned work that high standards of design, execution and finish will be obtained from makers, who are members of the Register.
- To encourage the development of turning.
- To encourage proper teaching of the craft of turning.