The AWGB It is an International non-profit making organisation dedicated to the advancement and promotion of woodturning. It consists of individual members and 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 committee of both amateur and professional turners. It is organised at national level by an elected executive committee 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.
The AWGB offers members the following benefits A National body to look after the best interests of all woodturners. Development programme offering a range of support to assist members improve their capabilities. Four informative magazine issues each year. (Revolutions) Comprehensive and cost effective insurance schemes for public liability and workshop contents. Over 50 active branches throughout the UK giving fellowship support and advice. A major international seminar every two years.
Regional demonstrations and activities run by our branches. Video library. Slide portfolio of selected work from AWGB exhibitions and seminars. Loan of Association lathes to deserving cases. Displays of members work and advice centres at major exhibitions. Discounts at a wide range of suppliers. Sponsorship Scheme for younger woodturners The Aims of the Association To foster a greater awareness, both nationally and internationally, of the wood turners (turners) art and craft.
- To provide a forum to encourage communication and an exchange of views amongst wood turners 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 which 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