The Register of Professional Turners

Innovative or Traditional – always Quality and Excellence



Founded in 1978, the Register of Professional Turners comprises skilled woodturning artists who have a professional approach and are craftspeople to trust. All members will have undergone a rigorous assessment before being accepted on to the roll of the Register.

It is here where you will find a woodturner who will be able to carry out your request whether it be crafting gorgeous, stair-spindles, creating a piece of sumptuous art work, or teaching and demonstrating the craft of woodturning.

Our list of members will help you identify a woodturner by their specialisms and services. It provides career outlines with many of our members providing a gallery of previous work to give you an indication of their individual details, skills, expertise and innovation on offer.

Please do not hesitate to make contact with those listed – you will be assured of a warm and helpful welcome.

Latest RPT News


  • Axminster Tools Recommend Hampshire Business
    Les Thorne and Martin Saban-Smith are very pleased to announce that Axminster Tools are now recommending their business, The Woodturning Shop as a tuition venue to customers of their Axminster, Basingstoke, High Wycombe and Sittingbourne stores. We share Axminster Tools’ […]
  • QEST Applications Open Now
    The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery. […]
  • Awards and Bursaries Turner’s Award at Cockpit Arts
    . The Award will help the winning turner by providing the space and time to grow their business, increase profitability and develop their profile.
  • Blind RPT Member Doesn’t Want His Sight Back
    In this insightful video, RPT member Chris Fisher describes his journey into woodturning after losing his sight a few years ago. A man who learned woodturning after losing his sight has begun teaching the skill to children with disabilities. Chris […]
  • The Worshipful Company of Turners Bursaries 2022
    In 2022 the Turners’ Company is offering Bursaries to help talented turners develop their skills and to move to a higher level of achievement. Applicants need to present a clear plan of how the award will advance their work and raise the profile of the craft. A total of £12,000 is available

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