Awarded the RPT

I’m very proud to announce that after passing my assessment I have been awarded “RPT” status (Registered Professional Turner).

This is a huge honour for me and the highest accolade I can achieve in my profession. The RPT is supported by The Worshipful Company of Turners based in London England and derives from one of the original ancient Livery companies of the City. As well as being entitled to use the RPT letters after my name, my name will be recorded in history for future generations to see, something that is very overwhelming and important to me .

To put this into perspective there are tens of thousands of turners in the country, I am now one of two RPTs within Dorset and one of 192 RPTs within the UK. Another overwhelming fact I’m sure you’ll agree.

I cannot even begin to thank everyone who has had a part in helping me fulfil this dream. I am very grateful ! Now the hard work begins !

Darren will be showing at several festivals and events this year:-