The worshipful company of turners of London have their roots in the 13th century and a fabntastic recorded history. Many of the wooden bowls which I admire that have been found in excavations in London will have been turned by early members of the guild. In it’s modern form the company still supports the craft of turning and this year they are arranging a celebration of the art of turning with 20 of the country’s top turners. Also on display will be a historical backdrop of turned items from the Mary Rose and from excavations in London. I am thrilled to have been invited not only to show my work but also to set up my lathe and turn some bowls.
The show is called Wizardry in Wood and the website is here
I am doing a few turning demonstrations each day Wednesday to Saturday.
I also have a range of new work on display in particular silver rimmed mazers and quaichs, and copies of bowls from the Mary Rose.