Register Members to Attend Wizardry in Wood in October

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The Register of Professional Turners is pleased to have some of its members exhibiting and demonstration at the Wizardry in Wood event in October.

Organised by the Worshipful Company of Turners, this event is not to be missed if you enjoy the magic and mystery of woodturning. The links in the article open third party websites.


When: Wednesday 13th October to Saturday 16th October 2021

Where: Carpenters’ Hall, 1 Throgmorton Ave, London EC2N 2JJ (map)

Timings: The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 am until 4.00 pm each day

Tickets: Available now through Eventbrite

Talks Schedule available to download here

EVENT FLYER available to download here


Some of the UK’s leading turners will be exhibiting including Jason BreachSally BurnettRon CaddyAngus ClyneMargaret GarrardPhil IronsTobias KayeCarlyn LindsayStuart MortimerGary RanceJoey RichardsonMark Sanger, Les Thorne and Colwin Way.

In addition there will be exhibitions of 400 years of turning in music, turning in magic and pre-historic turning, as well as curated talks on specialist turning subjects.

There will be almost continuous demonstrations of plain turning by Paul HannabyMartin Saban-Smith and Pete Moncrieff-Jury, ornamental turning by Jean Claude Charpignon, Bob Wade and Tony Cliffe, and pole lathe turning by a team from the pole lathe turners. All entries to the Company’s 2021 Competitions will be displayed.

The AWGB will display its travelling exhibition, and the Register of Professional Turners‘ stand will include a retrospective of the work of Master Turner Ray Key.



To book your entry tickets, they are available through Eventbrite 

  • There will be live demonstrations every day and a programme of short talks and special events. See Schedule HERE
  • There will be displays of all the entries and winners of the Turners’ Company 2021 Competitions:

The Worshipful Company of Turners holds its turning competitions every two years. They attract entries from turners of all ages and skill. There should be a competition for you, whatever your interest or proficiency.

For example, this year’s Master’s Open Competition reflects the Company’s links with music throughout history. Woodturners are asked to create works with the theme ‘music’, a wide theme to give scope.

This page provides a summary of the thirteen competitions. Linked pages provide more detail and online entry forms.

The competitions are organised by the Turners’ Company in association with the:

In addition to the opportunity to win competition prizes, the Wizardry in Wood 2021 exhibition ‘View, Love, Buy’ provides a great opportunity to showcase your entries to the public and, if you wish, to sell them.

TURNING COMPETITIONS OCTOBER 2021

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Turning Competitions 2021 are coming soon!


Exhibited as part of the 2021 Wizardry in Wood Exhibition

When: 12th October to 16th October, (Wizardry Exhibition will be open to the public from 13th)

Where: Carpenters’ Hall, 1 Throgmorton Ave, London EC2N 2JJ (map)

Timings: Competition pieces need to be at the hall by noon on Monday 11th October. The hall will open at 9am if you are coming in person. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 am until 4.00 pm 13th to 16th October.

The Competitions will remain the same as planned for 2020.  


Introduction

The Worshipful Company of Turners holds its turning competitions every two years. They attract entries from turners of all ages and skill. There should be a competition for you, whatever your interest or proficiency.

For example, this year’s Master’s Open Competition reflects the Company’s links with music throughout history. Woodturners are asked to create works with the theme ‘music’, a wide theme to give scope.

This page provides a summary of the thirteen competitions. Linked pages provide more detail and online entry forms.

The competitions are organised by the Turners’ Company in association with the:

In addition to the opportunity to win competition prizes, the Wizardry in Wood 2021 exhibition ‘View, Love, Buy’ provides a great opportunity to showcase your entries to the public and, if you wish, to sell them.


How to Enter

Rules and entry forms can be found on each competition page (links below).

There are also General Conditions of Entry that apply to all competitions. Download a PDF: General Conditions of entry 2021

The Worshipful Company of Turners’ Competitions

These competitions are open to all turners normally resident in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (except for the Bert Marsh competitions)

Competitions organised with the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain

Open to members of the AWGB only.

  • AWGB Senior competition: any turned piece with no restriction as to subject, size or style.
  • AWGB Ray Key competition: for entrants under 21 at the date of the competition: any turned piece with no restriction as to subject, size or style.

Competitions organised with the Society of Ornamental Turners

Open to members of the SOT only.

  • Lady Gertrude Crawford Competition: a significant proportion of the work to be by conventional ornamental turning.  All forms of rose turning are excluded.
  • Fred Howe Competition: a significant proportion of the work to be by rose turning or a combination of both ornamental and rose turning.
  • H.E.Twentyman Competition: predominantly plain form, not necessarily of circular section, with the addition of a discrete element of ornamental using either or both conventional ornamental turning and rose turning techniques.

Competition organised with the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and Greenwood Workers

Open to members of the APTGW only.

Click HERE for more information about the competitions and their entry details.