- It is an international non-profit making organisation dedicated to the advancement and promotion of woodturning
- It consists of individual members, corporate members, affiliated and associated branches throughout the country
- It exists to provide education, information and organisation to those interested in woodturning
- Members include hobbyists, professionals, gallery owners, collectors of wood and tool suppliers
- The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain was formed in August 1987. It has an elected executive consisting of both amateur and professional turners
- It is organised at national level by an elected executive and at branch level by local members
- The AWGB is currently made up of over 50 affiliated local groups of woodturners (branches) as well as individual members
- The current membership is in excess of 3000 individual members
- To assist and advise on the formation of new clubs/branches. For a STARTUP pack please email the AWGB secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Aims of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain
- To foster a greater awareness, Nationally and Internationally, of the woodturners (turners) art and craft.
- To provide a forum to encourage communication and an exchange of views amongst woodturners of all nations.
- To make collectors, galleries, architects, suppliers and manufacturers of turners’ equipment and other interested parties aware of the turners’ work and turners’ needs.
- To encourage and participate in the development of training standards and educational facilities for turning.
- To act as the body representative for the interest of turners nationally and internationally.
- To provide a members’ newsletter at regular intervals on relevant news.
- To arrange national and international seminars and exhibitions that encourage all to aim for, and achieve high quality turnery.
- To act as the National body to advise and communicate with publications and other parts of the media to foster a greater public awareness of the turners’ art and craft.
- To communicate with government and similar bodies relevant to the arts and crafts movements.
- To encourage the formation of local area woodturning branches by providing advice, practical assistance and financial help.
The Association is now a Company limited by Guarantee, number 8135399 and a Registered Charity number 1150255
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