Woodturning CONNECT 2023 – biennial exhibition & competitions

The Worshipful Company of Turners’ biennial turning competitions are well established in the City and Craft calendar. Their next event allows woodturners to 'CONNECT' with a London audience and potential buyers in order to get your name known.


Fresh opportunities in 2023 include a new category ‘Master’s Exhibition’, which is by invitation only. Through the theme, ‘Coronation’, it aims showcase the finest elite woodturning in the UK. Curators from the V&A museum in London will be making a ‘choice’ award from this collection.

Try something new, by merging pewter, leather or both into your woodturning. The ‘Master’s Mixed Media Competition’ not only gives turners the chance to mix wood with pewter and leather, but also to work on a project and connect with other skilled craftspeople.

If you're looking to work with a pewterer or leatherworker, email Rebecca Baker – [email protected] – who'll be able to make enquiries through the various Livery Companies.


There’s also the opportunity for you to sell your work to those who're passionate about shopping for beautiful, unique handmade turned pieces. At the competitions, potential buyers are given the opportunity to connect with makers, which could lead to special commission.


Further details of the 10 competitions can be found at www.turnersco.com along with online entry forms. Entry forms must be submitted before Monday 18 September 2023 as any received after this date won't accepted. No entry will be accepted without prior registration.

Judging on 18 October (private view in the evening); public viewing on Thursday 19 October
Where: Pewterers’ Hall, Oak Lane, London EC2V 7DE
Call for entries: Deadline Monday 18 September 2023
Web: www.turnersco.com


The Worshipful Company of Turners
Saddlers’ House, 44 Gutter Lane
020 7236 3605